Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Oo la la! Le Toast Frenchais!" As Spoken by Darlene Conner

I love the TV show Roseanne - well, the older episodes, mostly. Those are the fun ones, when the kids are younger (before they 'jump the shark and win the lottery) - and my favorite one is where Roseanne has gone home to help her mom after her dad has had a heart attack. While she's gone, Jackie comes to stay at the house to help Dan take care of the kids and upon seeing french toast on the table one morning, Darlene exclaims, "Oo lala! Le toast frenchais!" I love it!

Anyway... I like giving my babydoll a hot breakfast and this morning, after deciding to make my toast frenchais, I thought, why not post it?! Some poeple don't really know how to make french toast and my daughter swears by mine so.... here we are ;-)The ingredients are simple, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon.......

......and a pinch of salt.
Whisk it all together with a fork.....
Then, grab your bread of choice - which in my case this morning, was plain old, week old, white bread left over in the bread drawer. Melt some butter in a pan over medium heat.
Place the bread in the egg mixture and use a fork to poke the bread to help it soak up the sweet, eggy gooodenss.
Flip it over and do the same to the other side......
...then lay it in the hot pan and listen to it sing!
Then slide in a friend 'cuz it's just better that way.
After about 2 minutes (when the toast has browned nicely on the bottom and dry to the touch), flip each slice over to cook another minute or so on the raw/wet side. Mmmmmm....look how golden it is....
Sprinkle on some powdered sugar - my daughter likes it that way :-) Then pour on yer hot syrup. You MUST warm the wouldn't serve hot mashed taters with cold gravy woud'ja?! That's crazy talk!'s hot, crispy and tender....just the best.....!
But the other best part? Having my daughter say, "Thanks, Mom...that was sooo good!" :-)

My true pleasure, baby - I love you!!!

French Toast

1 pat of butter
4 slices white bread (stale-ish)
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt

Whisk all ingredients except the bread in a shallow pan or pie plate. Melt 1 pat of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place 1 to 2 lsices of bread (whatever fits) into the beaten egg mixture and poke at bread with fork to help absord mixture. Flip slices over and do the same to the other side. Lay slices into melted butter in hot skillet and cook approx 2 minutes or until cooked-side of bread is golden and dry-ish to the touch. Turn slices over and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Plate and serve with warmed syrup, powdered sugar and butter if desired.

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