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Old 20-06-2015, 19:05   #16
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

Does anyone have one of those miraculous recipes where the bread is soaked overnight?
Or, a recipe which isn't dependent on fancy bread & ingredients. IE; "The McGuyver Special" - making miracles from naught (what's at hand).
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Old 20-06-2015, 19:12   #17
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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Does anyone have one of those miraculous recipes where the bread is soaked overnight?
Or, a recipe which isn't dependent on fancy bread & ingredients. IE; "The McGuyver Special" - making miracles from naught (what's at hand).
Well presumably the cute cook is always on hand; skimpy attire is not hard to fashion, what other ingredients are really necessary….











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Old 20-06-2015, 20:06   #18
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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Does anyone have one of those miraculous recipes where the bread is soaked overnight?
Or, a recipe which isn't dependent on fancy bread & ingredients. IE; "The McGuyver Special" - making miracles from naught (what's at hand).
I think you need a copy of 'The Care and Feeding of Invalids'. The chapter on feeding the aged, infirm, and toothless should have something for you.

Even bread and butter pudd doesn't need overnight soaking.

In the interests of research I have just knocked up a bit of french toast using a few eggs, milk, a bit of cream and a squirt of vanilla... soaked a bit of three day old Ciabatta in the mix.... tastes ok ... certaintly suitable for the feeding of shearers , sailors and the like...
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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Great bread; I prefer Challah but sourdough works well
A day old... (pain perdu)
Egg Dip with cream, brandy, and spices (I like fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon, and a hint of clove.
Watch the temp carefully, Fry at 375F, drain, serve... don't skimp on the syrup
I use neutral oil but some prefer lard or bacon grease... regardless, temp of frying oil is critical....
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinamon

whip together in a wide mouth bowl until all of cinnamon is suspended then mix in

1 cup 2% or whole milk

dip both sides of
6-8 slices of bread

and cook in a skillet or similar over medium heat.

If the pan is plain then melt butter before dropping and when turning.

If the pan is non-stick then the butter is optional depending on taste preferences and health concerns.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

OK here's something different.

Same old recipe for the eggs - make sure you add a little nutmeg - some salt vanilla etc.

Add some Chili powder or some very finely chopped jalpenos. just enough to give it s slight tang on the aftertaste

'Best damned french toast you'll ever get.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

I asked the ladies in the surgery and a few friends regarding French toast.

Its not an English thing at all.

Marmite or Marmalade rules.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

The British obsession with plain toast.

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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

I'm no professional, but I've made a lot of french toast. As others have said, the bread is the most important ingredient. And on that point I'd like to say that anyone recommending sourdough for french toast needs to seek professional help and possibly and inpatient treatment program. If you know anyone doing this that is not seeking help, please report them to authorities so they can be watched.

I only use french breads. Generally high yeast breads (lots of air pockets) aren't good for french toast. They absorb too much of the wash. For example walmart bread is worthless for french toast. But that doesn't mean inexpensive is bad. Sometimes the better table breads, that cost more, don't make the better french toast. A local discount grocer bakery makes an inexpensive french bread that isn't so great as a table bread, but makes excellent french toast. So experiment and don't be afraid to buy inexpensive breads.

I keep the wash simple. A little milk in the beaten eggs.. A little sugar, and a dash of salt. I also like cinnemon.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

The standard stuff: eggs, half-n-half, vanilla... And very good bread.

I'll add 1/4 cup Grand Marnier into the egg mixture along with some orange zest. Top with powdered sugar.

But to make it totally killer, heat up a maple syrup and Grand Marnier mixture to top it with. The booze makes the syrup smell fantastic.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

The key is to toast the bread and then make the egg mix with plenty of milk - 1/2 milk, 1/2 eggs. I use cinnamon, nutmeg and real vanilla extract. A blender will thoroughly mix and help prevent separation as you cook batches.

Soak the toasted bread for a few minutes (the time it takes for the previous batch to cook). The toasted bread will soak up the mix. Also stir the mix between batches as the cinnamon and nutmeg tends to settle out.

You must cook well though over a medium heat or it will be soggy in the middle.
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it will be soggy in the middle.
ie, french.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

Stuffed French toast:

Basically, use your preferred French toast recipe, but instead of just frying bread, make a ham and cheese sandwich, dip and fry that. (Or change sandwich ingredients to taste.)

For those who are concerned about guests going away hungry ...
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

I like to use hearty breads, multi grains, whole grains, something to sink your teeth into.

Lately, before I prepare the batter, I slice up an apple per person and place them in a sauce pan with a little maple syrup, cinnamon and cardamom. This simmers while I prepare the toast and sausage and we use it as a topping
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

About the type of bread....I have been making French toast with this cinnamon raisin bread that's sold in stores around here so I think it's just locally distributed. It's really sweet and needs to be cooked well. But when dipped in the egg batter plus Kahlua, it makes for an awesome sugar overload. I am going to try it with Grand Marnier next time. That might lessen the sweetness a bit.
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