French Toast is a classic for brunch, and
it’s one of the easiest recipes to make. Serve it simple with maple syrup or go more
adventurous with banana berries and bacon. The basic recipe for french toast has always
been the same and doesn’t really change. It’s so simple, just 3 ingredients, bread,
eggs, and milk. Although saying that there are a few things
you can do differently depending on your tastes. First we’re going to get started on making
the eggy mixture that the bread is going to get dipped in. In a medium sized bowl crack in 3 free range
eggs. This mixture will be enough to make about
6-8 slices so enough to serve about 3-4 people depending on how hungry you are. Use a whisk to thoroughly beat the eggs together
until there is no longer any separation between the yolks and whites. If you would like the full recipe for this
french toast it will be on my website as well as the full measurements listed in the description
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out my other Sunday brunch recipes. So as I said before the basic recipe for French
Toast doesn’t really change but there are a few things you can do differently, the first
being which type of milk you use. I will usually use regular dairy milk but
you can use low fat milk, a dairy alternative, half and half or cream. Using a low fat milk would make it a little
more on the healthier side, whereas using cream would make richer and so much more indulgent
which works great as a treat. You’ll need one cup so use whichever type
you would like or whatever you have on hand. Use a whisk to mix the milk and eggs together
until well combined. This part is optional depending on how sweet
you like things but you can add a few teaspoons of sugar. I usually don’t, I find maple syrup on top
sweet enough but feel free to add some if you would prefer. Now onto the last ingredient, bread. Choose whichever kind you would like, anything
from standard sandwich white bread to sourdough just whichever kind you have on hand. I’ll usually use leftover bread, whichever
type that might be but there is one thing that is incredibly important. Make sure it’s old. French Toast was used years and years ago
as a way to revive lost bread, basically old stale bread. Soaking it in milk and eggs adds back that
moisture thats been lost. If you do use fresh bread it tends to not
soak up as much of the eggy mixture and no matter how much you cook it it still tends
be soggy in the centre due to too much moisture content in the bread. Although I do have one tip for you if your
bread is fresh, cut it up into slices the night before and leave it sitting out and
because it’s had so much contact with the air it should be a little stale by morning. To make dipping of the bread so much easier
pour the eggy mixture into a low sided dish. Heat a heavy based frypan over medium heat,
you an use any type you would prefer but I always like to use cast iron as it holds the
heat amazingly and also creates a perfect crust on the french toast. Take two slices of your stale bread and place
it into the eggy mixture. After about 10 seconds turn the slices over
and leave them for another 10 seconds. If you have thicker slices you’ll need to
leave them for about 15 or 20 seconds so they have a chance to soak up more. Place about half a teaspoons worth of butter
into your pan, drain the bread so it no longer drips and place it into the pan, follow with
the next piece. You’ll need your heat over medium or medium
low, any higher and you’ll burn your toast. French Toast is one of my favourite brunch
recipes and it’s a perfect way to use up old bread that you might otherwise throw in
the bin. Let me know in the comments below what your
favourite meal for brunch is. I have quite a few brunch recipes on my channel
if you ever do need any inspiration. After about 5 minutes on one side flip the
toast over to the other and leave for another 5 minutes to cook. If you do have thicker slices they will need
longer. A good way to test if your french toast is
cooked is press in the centre, if it bounces back it means it cooked through. If it wasn’t and was still soggy the bread
will just dip where you pressed. Remove the toasts from the pan and repeat
with the remaining slices. Serve your French Toast topped with your favourite
toppings or keep it simple by just drizzling over maple syrup. I would love to see a picture if you do make
this recipe, thank you for watching and I’ll see you in my next video.