I love my mommy.
Even though I am fully grown, I still call her mommy.
She’s the best mommy a Cream Puff could have.
Happy Mother’s Day, mommy!
And a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Hope it’s so sweet!
The Best French Toast
Serves 3 (or 2 very hungry people)
Note: This is my base recipe for french toast. You can amend the recipe based on what flavours you want to produce. You can add all sorts of extracts to the base, you can add liquor to the base, you can add flavoured sugars to the base, you can double the base or triple it easily and you can even make the base savoury for a french toast dinner. If you prefer an eggier french toast, add an egg and reduce the amount of dairly by a quarter cup. For the bread, I like to use thick slices of brioche or a good quality sandwich bread. You can keep the French Toast warm while you cook all the bread by placing it in a 200 degree F. oven in an oven-proof dish.
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup whole milk
a pinch of salt
To the base, for the recipe pictured here, I added:
3 tablespoons vanlla sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 slices thickly sliced brioche or sandwich bread
Melted butter (to grease the griddle or sautÃ© pan)
Combine the beaten egg, cream, milk and salt in a wide shallow bowl. Add whatever additions you like to the base (in my case I added vanilla sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon).
Either heat a griddle or a large sautÃ© pan and grease the bottom with a bit of melted butter. Regulate the heat accordingly so you don’t burn your French Toast (I generally keep it at medium-low once the pan has heated up nicely).
Dip one slice of bread in the egg and cream mixture. Don’t dip for too long (I like to dip about 5 seconds per side). Carefully place the bread in the griddle or pan and cook on each side for three to four minutes. The bread will be golden when you flip it. Transfer the slice to a plate and keep it in a warm oven while you cook the rest.
Once you’ve cooked all the French Toast slices, serve with whatever garnishes you like including: powdered sugar, strawberries, cream, maple syrup and butter.