French toast is a classic breakfast delight that everyone should learn how to make. Get the tips and strategies here to move you one step closer to slices of warm and buttery goodness.
September 26, 2012
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How to Make French Toast
This classic breakfast of bread soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk, and cinnamon and then toasted in a pan is a memorable way to begin your day.
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Step One: Prepare Ingredients
A basic dipping mixture for French toast usually includes milk, eggs, and cinnamon, but feel free to add any additional spices you like. Combine them in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Note: A sturdy bread is essential when making French toast. Bread sliced too thinly tends to get mushy and fall apart after soaking in the egg-mixture.
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Step Two: Dip Bread Slices
Dip bread slices in the egg mixture, and let them stand 20 seconds per side. Don't let the bread stand for too much longer since it could result in mushy toast.
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Step Three: Prepare Skillet
You can coat the pan with cooking spray, if you like, or use butter to add rich flavor. Use about 1 tablespoon per batch, and melt it in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
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Step Four: Place Bread in Pan
Place bread slices in pan. Unless you're cooking for a small number, you'll need to cook the toast in batches.
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Step Five: Cook Bread and Drizzle Syrup
Cook 2 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly browned. Remove from pan, and drizzle with syrup.