Classic French Toast

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 10 mins.

The beauty of french toast, lies in its simplicity and elegance. Whether served at a bustling breakfast table, or in bed, this classic leaves wanting for more.

I found myself craving some, and decided to give it a go. Let’s, without further ado, do just that.


  1. Bread, 8 slices, preferably firm
  2. Eggs, 4 nos.
  3. Milk, 1/4 cup
  4. Sugar, 6 tbsp
  5. Butter, 4 tbsp
  6. Cinnamon, 1 tsp, ground
  7. Nutmeg, 1/4 tsp, grated
  8. Vanilla Essence, 1/2 tsp

Some recipes call for maple syrup or extract. If you have some to spare, substitute a 1/2 cup of warm maple syrup for 2 tbsp of sugar above.


1. Mix the dry ingredients – sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg, in a small bowl.

2. Whisk together the wet ingredients – eggs, milk and vanilla essence in a shallow vessel. Then add in the dry ingredients, and whisk until completely incorporated.

3. Place your skillet on a medium-low flame, and melt 2 tbsp of butter. (If it browns too quickly, take the skillet off the flame, and let it cool. Reduce the flame, and resume cooking.)

4. Assemble your “dunking” station, like so:

4. Dip each slice of bread in the egg batter, exactly 4 times. (Fewer than that, and you’ll have too little of the good stuff. More, and you’ll have a soggy bread omelette.) Place in the skillet to fry. Do each side until golden brown. (~4 mins on medium heat)

5. Plate your pièce de résistance, and adorn it with a dusting of powdered sugar, or maple syrup (if you’ve got it). I find that a steaming cup of no-nonsense black coffee (or orange juice) is an excellent accompaniment. Enjoy!

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