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French Toast Recipe

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This recipe for French Toast, by , is from Colleen & Trevor Beckham's Family of Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Laurie McAlpine & Stephen Podetz
Added: Saturday, September 12, 2009


1 loaf egg bread braid
4 eggs (2-3 slices per egg based on size of bread loaf)
Vanilla extract (or 1 whole vanilla bean)
Milk or Yogurt
Icing Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Slice bread ¾ to 1” thick
In bowl mix eggs (one egg per 2-3 slices of bread)
Spices (amounts are personal preference – use more cinnamon, about half that of nutmeg, half of that for cloves)
vanilla (again amount is by preference – if you are using a real vanilla bean use a sharp knife to split it open lengthwise and then scrape out the vanilla using the knife edge)
milk or yogurt. (no more then 1 tbsp. of milk or yogurt per egg)
Sugar to taste.

Heat skillet with medium high and melt in butter.
Using a flat serving dish with an edge, pour in mixture and add bread to coat – let it soak a little but bread shouldn't’t be soggy.
Add bread slices to skillet – don’t overcrowd.
Fry slices about 3 minutes until golden brown, then flip and cook another 3 minutes.
Place fried slices on non stick cookie pan and place in oven for 8-9 minutes.
Plate the cooked toast, dust with icing sugar, serve with berries and maple syrup. Goes well with thick sliced grilled peameal bacon.

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30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In 2008 during a big storm I was stuck at work due to the weather. The radio had announced that all the Hamilton Mountain Accesses had been closed due to the weather. I was going to ride it out at work until they were opened but Laurie and Stephen wouldn't hear of it and I spent the night at their house. I was woken up to this amazing breakfast of French Toast, Peameal Bacon, and Fresh Fruit bowls. This has now become a family favourite. Thank you guys... Colleen




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