Thursday, February 4, 2010
Whoever thought that eating breakfast for dinner is a genius!! Hats off to those person(s) responsible. I was planning to bake bread that day, but i was running low on ingredients, to I opted to get a fresh baked sourdough loaf from Panera. The day wears on without a hitch until my stomach tells me it's time to feed it. It had been hours since I last ate. I decided to cook up some good ol' fashioned french toast. Made a general batter of egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Grab a few thick slices of sourdough and cook 'em right up.
I've always used french bread with making french toast, so in using sourdough it bring a nice balance of sweet and slightly sour with the syrup. Make sure you put a good drizzle of syrup. I can't think of french toast without it. For those who don't want to use the whole egg, you can use 2 egg whites instead.
Makes 4 slices
Sourdough French Toast
4 - 1/2-inch thick slices sourdough bread
1 egg or 2 egg whites.
1/3 c milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
syrup - your choice
Beat the egg in a flat dish, Season with the salt then add the milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix together thoroughly.
Heat up a skillet and lightly grease with a little butter. Dip both sides of the bread into the milk batter for 15 seconds and cook on the skillet for 2-4 minutes (per side) on medium heat and until slightly browned. Do this for each slice.
Serve it warm with a good drizzle of syrup and some extra butter with maybe a side of fruit.