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French Toast

French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis.

French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist
I think French toast is one of the first things I ever learned to make from scratch.  It was during one of those ‘breakfast for dinner’ nights.  I was probably 11 years old, maybe 12.I don’t think I’ve strayed too far from my first teaching with this basic recipe.  This simple recipe is the one that provides me with that soul-nourishing comfort of childhood.  I believe I may have combined my stepdad’s recipes with my paternal grandmother’s recipe though.  I can’t rightly remember all these years later.
While the dipping liquid is important when making French toast, to me the most crucial item is the bread.  Cheap, fluff bread will disappoint; it will tear and just leave you wanting.  Conversely, I am not a huge fan of the super-healthy, 101-grain, nut, & seed type bread either for making this dish.  Personally, I like a hearty white bread.  It could be a childhood, Wonder Bread type thing (although this is not a recommended bread.) I love going to the local bakery and purchasing a country-style white loaf for my French toast.  It’s very hearty and reminiscent of the texture of my childhood.My daughter is 4 years old and this might be the second or third time I have ever made her this dish.  It’s not really on the approved eating list anymore, but it was one I saved up the calories for.  And it was worth every calorie. French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist
French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist

French Toast

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf hearty white bread
  • 4 eggs; beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter/oil/cooking spray
  • Strawberry coulis

Instructions

  1. Heat a griddle to medium a medium heat. Once heated, apply a bit of butter, oil, or cooking spray.
  2. While the griddle is heating up, beat the eggs and milk together. Add the vanilla, nutmeg, sugar, and salt. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  3. Dip a slice of bread in the egg mixture, allowing the bread to thoroughly soak up the liquid. Flip and repeat.
  4. Place the bread on the heated and greased griddle.
  5. Leave it for about three minutes or until cooked on that side.
  6. Flip and allow them to finish cooking, about two minutes.
  7. Time is based on my griddle heat and temperature.
  8. Adjust for your own appliance, as each is different.
  9. Plate the French toast and top as desired.
  10. Butter, strawberry coulis, and powdered sugar is sure delicious!
French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist French Toast ~ Classic breakfast of seasoned egg battered bread and griddle-cooked, then topped with a delicious Strawberry Coulis ~ The Complete Savorist

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie @ Pearls + Girls
    July 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I love breakfast for dinner, and I haven’t had French toast in a really long time. It looks so delicious drenched in that gorgeous strawberry coulis!!

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 26, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Breakfast for dinner is my favourite meal behind brunch. I’m envious my French Toast never looks this fancy!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 26, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Oh please Arman, you could out fancy me in a second! I have seen your work! But thanks for the love.

  • Reply
    fabiola@notjustbaked
    February 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love strawberries and french toast soooo much!!!! This is beautiful.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you Fabiola!

  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    March 18, 2016 at 7:18 am

    You made an epicly elegant French toast! I always use vanilla and nutmeg in mine, too!

  • Reply
    Heather
    March 18, 2016 at 7:36 am

    absolutely delicious! it really doesn’t get much better than french toast with berrie

  • Reply
    Marye
    March 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

    French toast is a family favorite around here, this looks so good!

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Latte Food
    March 18, 2016 at 11:25 am

    French Toast is seriously my favorite weekend breakfast! This looks so amazing!

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    Cookin Canuck
    March 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Breakfast, brunch, dinner…I’d happily eat French toast anytime, particularly when it’s served with a gorgeous strawberry coulis like this one!

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    Laura / I Heart Naptime
    March 19, 2016 at 9:17 am

    This looks amazing! And the strawberry coulis on top?! So very, very perfect (and unexpected). Love it!

  • Reply
    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    March 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Come to mama! This is how I want to start EVERY morning!

  • Reply
    Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    March 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I cannot wait for strawberry season to hit where I live!

  • Reply
    Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling
    March 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Wow – this looks fabulous! Exactly the kind of breakfast I’d LOVE to wake up to!

  • Reply
    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
    March 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    That strawberry coulis is gorgeous! I’d love it on this french toast and much more!

  • Reply
    Kelley
    March 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I TOTALLY agree! The bread is such an important part to great French toast! This one looks perfect!

  • Reply
    Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
    March 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    This is by far my favorite sweet breakfast of all times. I could eat French Toast all the time. And your strawberry coulis looks amazing!! Yum!

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