French Toast

French Toast looks so sophisticated, but it is simple to put together.  This is one of my favorite breakfast foods.  When I was in high school it was my breakfast choice almost every day.  I did not use a recipe nor did I make it fancy.  All I did was whisk an egg with a little milk , dip white bread in the egg and cook in a cast iron skillet with a little butter. I drizzled with hot syrup and enjoyed with hot coffee.  

Here is a recipe that I have been using for years with my classes.  I prefer at home to make French toast the night before and pop it in the oven the next morning especially if we have company!  It is just quicker. 

Here’s what you need. 

 

2 eggs, 1 T sugar, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t cinnamon, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 t vanilla, & 4-6 slices of bread

Divide butter into enough cubes for the top and bottom of each slice of bread. 

  

Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt, sugar and vanilla. 

 

Pour egg mixture in a flat dish or pie plate then dip bread into the egg mixture.  Make sure that you do not use fresh bread.  Older bread will stay together.  I used old fashioned bread so I was only able to make four good pieces of French Toast.  You will want the soak up some of the egg on both sides.  That will ensure that you get good results after cooking it.  The toast should be the texture of a custard on the inside.  

Dip the bread in the egg mixture turning to coat both sides.

I used an electric skillet heated to 325 degrees.  It is easy to cook 4-6 slices at the same time. 

Place a cube of butter on the skillet top with a slice of dipped bread and top with another cube of butter.

Cook on each side for about 4 minutes. 

  

French Toast ( Taken from Pillsbury Cookbook) 

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4-6 slices bread or 6-8 slices French Bread cut diagonally about 1-in. thick

Heat griddle to medium heat ( 325 degrees).  In a shallow bowl or pie pan, combine all ingredients except margarine and bread; mix well.  Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.  Place a cube of butter in the skillet top with slice of dipped bread.  Put a cube of butter on the top of each  slice of bread.  Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  

Makes 4 to 6 servings.  1 slice is considered 1 serving. 

Here are the results of the cookoff.  What do you think?  Let me know who should win in the comment section. 

1st Block Kitchen 1

1st Block Kitchen 2

1st Block Kitchen 4

1st Block Kitchen 5

1st Block Kitchen 6

2nd Block Kitchen 1

2nd Block Kitchen 2

2nd Block Kitchen 3

2nd Block Kitchen 4

2nd Block Kitchen 5

2nd block Kitchen 6

ALL GONE! SURE WAS GOOD!

Happy Cooking, 

The Teacher Cooks

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117 responses to “French Toast

  1. Rachel

    1st period, kitchen #5!:)

  2. Haylee W

    I learned that french toast is tasty and not too bad for you.

  3. abby

    I learned not to cook the bacon too long. It was already cooked and it just needed to be heated up.

  4. Marianna M.

    I learned that all bacon doesn’t take a long time to cook.

  5. Alexis A

    I learned that french toast is a lot faster to make then I had first believed. French toast is quick, easy, and delicious!

  6. Rachel S.

    I learned that you can cut the strawberries in a certain way to make a cute decoration for your plate(:

  7. anna 1st

    i learned that you should use foods with color as a garnish

  8. Chelsea

    I learned that eggs can be used to make a food more fluffy.

  9. Brittany- 1st block.

    I learned that french toast is actually good for you, and not to cook bacon so long just heat it up!

  10. tommie 1st

    I learned that you dont have to cook the bacon long unless you get the type that is uncooked!

  11. danielle

    i learned that you can’t leave the bread in the mixture for too long because it will soak up a lot more than you need and you won’t be able to make as many pieces as you wanted to.

  12. mike "da beast" neal

    i learned that you cant mix the eggs to much r the recipe will be bad.

  13. Aaron Vantrees

    I’ve learned that its easier to add butter on top of the bread and the bottom.

  14. Kamryn- 1st

    very good (: we need to make it again!

  15. Bethany 1st period

    I learned that you could just put butter under each piece of bread and on top to let it not stick and gives flavor:)

  16. chasity wilson

    i enjoyed making this i learn a day old breads better it holds up better

  17. Tatiana G-1st

    I learn how to make healthy french toast instead of the fatty ones they sell at places like burger king

  18. amy w

    i learned how to propperly garnish foods.

  19. Tori Bowen

    2nd period kitchen4(:
    I’ve never made my own french toast before and I thoroughly enjoyed making it in your class. I had no idea that it was so easy!

  20. tania

    i learned that canadian bacon tastes alot like ham.

  21. Naomi

    I learned that if you leave the bread in the mixture too long it will get soggy and break apart.

  22. Andre

    I learned that if you let the bread sit in the mixture too long< it will soak it up like a sponge

  23. Tyler "Oscar de la hoya" burnett

    I learned that butter can be sliced into cubes then placed on the toast in order to grease the pan instead of applying the butter to the pan then letting it melt.

  24. yvonne mcgregor

    this was great. i learned that you have to wtach it when its on the stove.

  25. amber gillis

    i learned that the bread soaks up the eggs faster then you think … So you have to make sure you dont leave the bread in the pan to long

  26. Lexxi J

    this was so good, i had to go home and make some. but i had one problem. I forgot to put the butter on. so i learned that you MUST NOT forget the butter. it is very important.

  27. erika

    i didn’t know you could make french toast like this like dippin the bread in the eggs and stuff so i learned alot from this experience.

  28. Sarah J.

    I learned that you could cook French toast on a griddle, and if you put a small amount of butter on the bottom and the top it’s easier to cook.

  29. Timothy Vinnacombe

    I learned that french toast does not take a long time to make.

  30. Levi Atkinson

    I learned some things from cooking and preparing the french toast. for example how to use a non stick pan and what to put in your eggs.

  31. RadianceM

    I learned that the cocoa takes a longer time to cook and that you have to continue to stir it.

  32. kim s

    i always put butter on the whole pan but i learned a better way by using a cube of butter under each piece of toast

  33. Vaida R.

    I learned that cutting the butter into little squares helped when cooking each piece of the French toast.

  34. courtney e

    i learned that vanilla in french toast makes it so much better :)

  35. cynthia i

    i learned if you put butter on the bread before flipping the toast it doesnt burn .. Instead of spreading all the butter around.

  36. Callie C.

    i never knew that you put butter on both sides to keep it from sticking i thought you just threw some on the pan!!!

  37. am i too late? 1st block, #5. i like my french toast thick and quite brown, and right now i’m fully prepared to make a batch for supper. :)

  38. finklestien

    kitchen 1 1st peroid

  39. I love the creativity with plating!

  40. gabby c. 1st per., 2nd sem.

    I didn’t know how to make french toast at all and I wouldn’t guess that thay were this easy. I also learned you could cook this under a broil on an oven.

  41. Noel Epstein

    I didn’t know that you could add vanilla to french toast.

  42. astrid 1st

    i learned that french toast is very tasty and very simple to make.

  43. Noelle

    I learned that if you want to make french toast quickly you dont have to add the cinnimon, vanilla, etc.

  44. Case Munro

    I learned if you butter the bread before toasting, it is less likely to burn.

  45. Ashton- 1st Period

    I had no idea that making French toast was this easy! With just eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and of course bread you can make an easy breakfast… or dinner :)

  46. wayne 1st

    i knew how to make french toast but i learned to add salt cinamon and sugar.

  47. Kaley G.

    I learnded that when you are done cooking french toast, the inside should be the texture of custard.

  48. victoria 1st

    i learned that you have to place a cube of butter on the skillet and on top of the bread

  49. janasia

    i learned that day old bread is easier to use than fresh bread

  50. Kyle 1st

    I learned that you can add cinamon for flavor

  51. mark 1st

    I learned it is best to use stale bread, that way the bread does not soak up all of the egg mixture.

  52. Evan Foerster

    During this lab i leanrned how eggs can be used to enhance the flavor and texture of a food as simple as bread.

  53. linds

    french toast was really quick to make. i never put cinnimon in it but it makes it taste great!

  54. Ivry

    I learned that you should let the french toast cook for 4 minutes on each side.

  55. dms1st

    When we made ours we used frozen bread.
    I was suppressed it tasted the same as it does with regular bread

  56. Anthony Stokes

    I didnt know that there was a couple of ways to make your french toast. And i also didnt know that you can cook them in an oven.

  57. Olivia Walker

    I learned that if you cut up the butter in to little pieces and put one on top and one on the bottom of the bread to get best results.

  58. Haley 1st pd

    I learned that french toast is easy to make and you can make it with just milk and eggs, if you want.

  59. grace w

    I never thought that french toast would taste good with vanilla and cinnamon. I’ve never put flour with my mixture fir the toast but it tasted amazing when you did it in the demo. i learned how to fan strawberries to make a gorgeous decoration.

  60. Destiny Williams

    This French Toast recipe tasted delightful. I learned how to make the plate look decorative by adding a sliced strawberry.

  61. Jackie

    I learned that you can not soak the bread in the mixture for too long or it will soak up to much and become soggy and not so good when you cook it. (:

  62. Hayley Godwin

    I learned that the strawberries are great to use as a garnish, but they probably won’t taste very good when out of season.

  63. Jada Hunt

    I learned that french toast is a fast and easy way to make a tasty dish. It can be served as a snack or breakfast.

  64. Paige S

    I learned that it is easier to cut up the butter into cubes and placing it on both sides of the bread then putting the butter directly into the pan to melt.

  65. Angel W.

    I learned that its easier,cheaper, and better to just cook your own french toast.

  66. daija armstead

    I learned that if you let the bread sit in the mixture for too ong the bread will get soggy.

  67. Bria Roberts

    I learned that adding cinnamon and sugar makes the french toast taste much better. And that only a little piece of butter is needed to cook it.

  68. Courtney Thompson

    I learned you put butter on top and bottom of each individual slice of bread to let it evenly brown

  69. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that the bread soaks up the egg quick, so you can’t leave it in the mix too long, or it will get soggy. I also learned from the lab that you can freeze bread.

  70. Danel Worrell

    I learned that French toast is a sweet, breakfast and it’s very simple to make and it is a great way to use up bread that will spoil if not used right away.

  71. Amber Pirkle

    I learned that you can freeze bread and i also learned if you leave the bread in the mix to long it will get soggy.

  72. archie

    i learned you can put butter on both sides so it wont stick

  73. Jada Welch

    i didnt know the toast should be the texture of a custard on the inside.

  74. chelly

    i learn that you can freeze bread to keep it better and its better to use the frozen bread when making your french toast.

  75. andrea brown

    i learned that you can cut strawberries to make a cute garnish for the dish

  76. Paige Horton

    I learned that should probalbly use frozen bread and not fresh bread because fresh bread soaks up the egg more than frozen bread does.

  77. aimee stephens

    i learned that you can cut the butter in cubes and put it on the top of the toast instead of spreading it on.

  78. Payton Horton

    In the French toast lab i learned that it is best to use a shallow container to dip the bread in and also that you shouldn’t use fresh bread because it doesn’t stay together as well as older or frozen bread.

  79. Sydnee Council 3rd period

    I learned that you soak the bread in the ingredients before putting them onto the stove

  80. Maryannn 3rd period

    I learned that you have to put butter in the pan and then use powdered sugar at the end to give it more color and a sweet taste :)

  81. Brianna Oliver

    i learned to avoid having a sticky pan or skillet place the bread on top of the butter and place a little bit of butter on top when you get ready to turn it. i also learned that you can add sugar, vanilla extract, and salt! this was really yummy!!!

  82. Joseph Loomis

    I learned how to add the flavor to French Toast.

  83. Jude Thornton 3rd

    I learned that when making French Toast you should be certain to dip both sides to ensure that the toast cooks evenly and has a consistent taste.

  84. Sarah Jeffcoat

    I learned that when you are dipping the bread into the mixture not to soak it too long because by doing this you will quickly run out and not have enough for the rest of the toast you need to cook.

  85. Tiffany

    I learned that you MUST go by the recipe. For instant if you had too much cinnamon it wont be as good.

  86. Tiffany Swanson

    I learned that you MUST go by the recipe. For instant if you had too much cinnamon it wont be as good

  87. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    When you cook French toast it is important to not use fresh bread.

  88. frederick welch

    i learned that this is really easy to cook and may turn out darker when cooking less.

  89. Melijah

    I learned you put butter on top and bottom of the bread.

  90. olivia albanese 4th

    i learned to cut the butter into little peices and put one on each side of the toast when you cook it.

  91. morgan hollomon

    i learned that there was eggs in french toast

  92. Maeghan D

    i learned that you need butter on each side when cooking the french toast and that the powdered sugar makes it look and taste extra extra good : )

  93. katie schindehette

    I learned that eggs can be used to make a food more fluffy.

  94. ashley cunningham

    i learned that when making french toast it helps if your bread is frozen to begin with because it makes it easier when dipping it into the egg mixture so it wont break apart.

  95. nikki burns 4th p

    i learned you have to have egg mixture on both sides and have butter on both sides.

  96. nicholas paul

    i learned that you can subsatute canadian bacon for unhealty bacon and it still taste great

  97. Jared Miller 4th

    i learned that you have to put butter in the pan and that you need to soak the bread.

  98. ashley cousin

    i learned that cooking french toast isnt that hard. you pretty much just have to read and follow directions.

  99. ALEXXXX:)

    i learned that you can cut your butter into alot of cubes instead of trying to spread it on there!!!!

  100. Anna Acker 4th period

    I learned that you should add butter to the top and bottom when you’re cooking the French toast.

  101. Rebecca Bass- 4th

    I learned it helps to have slightly frozen or thick bread so when you coat it in egg it doesnt get soggy and fall apart.

  102. Raenah B. 4th

    When making French toast I learned to pre-heat the skillet to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

  103. Chelsea Tidwell 4th

    I learned that by adding sugar and cinnamon to the liquid it gives the French Toast a better flavor. I also learned to make sure that everything is blended together well so that there are not pieces of egg cooking on the toast unevenly.

  104. regan greer

    i learned that if you don’t want it really soggy don’t put it in the mixture a lot..

  105. Antione A.

    i learned that the cinnamon adds a great flavor with the sugar to the toast. They blend together really well.

  106. arkell evans

    I learned that leaving the bread in the egg mixture can become too soggy and wont come out correctly.

  107. Morgan Jones

    I learned that you need to cut the butter in to 12 equal pieces so that each piece of toast get an equal amount of butter

  108. haley

    I learned to divide the butter into cubes and place them on each side of the bread.

  109. Tyra Alston

    i learned that you can use frozen bread and it will still cook right. I also learned that you have to cut the butter into 12 equal pieces 2 for each piece of toast.

  110. I learned that is is easy to make, and to make sure you have enough butter for all bread slices.

  111. Taylor

    I learned that you need to divide the butter into enough cubes for the top and bottom of each slice of bread. And that you can use older bread.

  112. Chelsee

    I learned that you don’t want to soak up the egg mixture, or the bread will get soggy. Also for the best French toast use old bread.

  113. Jonathan P

    i learned that you can use butter to crisp up french toast

  114. Breanna swanson

    I learned that you do not use fresh bread when making french toast.

  115. Tiffani Willis

    I learned that this is a easy and quick breakfast.

  116. I’ve learned that its easier to add butter on top of the bread and the bottom.

  117. Summer

    i learned that older bread will stay together making french toast

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