When I was a girl I loved to make French Toast with my dad on the weekend. My boys love it for their weekend breakfast. My (almost) 4 year old son, Punky, loves to make it with me. He has just learned to crack an egg, he does the whisking and also slides the cooked toast onto the plates. Punky loves it so much he asks for it most mornings. We save it as a treat on a day where lunch will be late and we are going to have a busy morning.
This weekend was the local monthly Farmer’s Market. I religiously go along each month. This weekend it was in the pouring rain but there were plenty of devotees who braved the weather. I have my regular supplies that I stock up on each month. I should have taken a list as I got home without some items I needed. Depending on what is in season I usually buy lots of fruit, as we don’t grow any except lemons. I use the fruit to make baby food for Cuddles (10 months old) for the month. Somehow I forgot this. Cuddles has grown 4 teeth in the past couple of weeks so I can move from mush to more chunky foods. With that in mind my small shop is not too much of an issue…More on baby food another day. Have a look at some of this months stash!
Farmers Market goodies
The thing I love most about French Toast is that you can make it as plain, or as fancy as you choose. This weekend everyone in wanted plain french toast. I have included some ideas at the end of the recipe for other ways we eat it also.
Something I haven’t mentioned in any of my posts to date is that I have a milk intolerance. In all my recipes I use Soy Milk rather than cows milk. I will write the ingredient as milk and use soy.
Simple French Toast Recipe:
Serves: 2 adults, 1 child and a baby
Preparation time: 2 minutes (without help of Punky, 10 minutes with help!)
Cooking time: 8 minutes
3-4 eggs. Depending on the size of the eggs. Usually 1 egg per person works well.
1/3 cup of milk
1. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk the ingredients together. The consistency should be gooey and not too runny.
2. Dip the bread of your choice into the mixture until it soaks it up and becomes soft.
Soak bread in the mix
3. Cook the bread in a pan on medium heat for approximately 4 minutes each side, until golden
4. Serve with your topping of choice. And of course a coffee!!
We have delicious Canadian Maple Syrup as our main choice.
Pink Murray River Salt and freshly ground pepper
Sliced banana and Maple Syrup
Bacon and Maple Syrup and a grilled tomato on the side
Berries and Maple Syrup
I hope that you are having a good weekend.
I would love to hear what your breakfast treat is. Write and tell me.