Saturday, July 17, 2010

Daughter's Week...

This week is 'Daughter's Week'...

Is there nothing better than French toast on Sunday breakfast?

Thick slices of bread, soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup, this has to be one of my daughter's favourite breakfast dishes.

It works best with several day old loaf bread (French or Italian - but I prefer Rye Bread), thickly sliced. I usually get my bread from SunMouLin @ Isetan KLCC - get the baker to slice the bread thickly for you. Fresh bread or bread thas has been sliced too thin tends to get mushy and fall apart when soaked in egg milk mixture.
Many people serve with powdered sugar; I believe there is enough sugar in the maple syrup, so I don't add more.

One of my favourite variations, is to add some orange zest and a tablespoon or two freshly squeezed orange juice to the egg milk mixture for extra zing..!

Well...what did I tell you...!!
(from background: thanks Mummy...I wish every week is Daughter's Week..!)

Sharing the recipe.:
FRENCH TOAST with Orange Zest
4 Eggs
2/3 cups Milk
2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
Thick slices of day-old bread - better if slighly stale
Maple Syrup
Pinch of Salt

2 teaspoon freshly grated Orange Zest
1 or 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed f Orange Juice

Beat egg, milk, cinnamon together.
If using - add orange zest and orange juice.
Whisk until well blended. Pour into a shallow bowl.
Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture. Melt some butter (or use vegetable oil) over a large skillet on medium high heat.
Add as many slices of bread onto the skillet as will fit at a time.
Fry until brown on both sides, flipping the bread when necessary.

Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, and if available - fresh fruits.


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