Sunday mornings are a great time to cook breakfast with your kids. Things are just so much more languid, everyone has gotten up later than usual, and an indulgent breakfast seems more appropriate. French toast is one of the simplest and most satisfying breakfasts to make, and even the Kid at age 11 can do it almost completely by herself. The keys to a fantastic French toast? A good loaf of rich buttery bread like a brioche, challah bread, or this interesting find called a King Toast Loaf from Bread Talk, at PHP120 (separate post on Breadtalk coming up). Next, some good organic eggs, whole milk, and to serve, superb maple syrup and perhaps some preserved fruit like berries or peaches or mangoes. Variations such as a cinnamon French toast, or using a nice homemade vanilla sugar to garnish your French Toast is also terrific.
To make about six servings, whisk together two eggs, 1 cup of milk and two tablespoons of flour until well-blended. Strain the mixture into a wide, flattish bowl or pan. Heat up a stainless steel, non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. When it is hot, dip thick slices (I like them about 1 inch thick or slightly less) of bread in the milk mixture, drop a generous dollop of butter on the hot pan and place the bread on the pan to cook for a few minutes until golden brown. Turn the toast over and cook until the other side is done. Transfer to a plate and drizzle with confectioners sugar and serve plain with a side of maple syrup or top with some fresh berries or mango jam as we did in the photos here. As an alternative, you can add some cinnamon to the milk mixture and onto the toast itself after soaking briefly in the milk/egg for added flavor. Donâ€™t soak the bread for too long or it will get too soggy. So simple, so easy and so yummy!