As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Years ago I was not used to having breakfast, just a cup of coffee, warm milk or tea was enough to start the day. For quite some time now, I somehow managed to learn to eat breakfast, and as time passed I realized that my day is much better and positive, if I have spent 15 minutes to eat something in the morning.
Even if you combine your breakfast with your morning newspaper, online news, make up or reading your urgent emails, it is still nice to spent 15 minutes, not rushing, getting ready for the day!
If you think of it, preparing a breakfast does not take more that 5-8 minutes (depending on what you are having), besides eggs Benedict, which will take may be an hour , plus there are many recipes, that could be prepared a day ahead, and still be delicious.
My recipe for french toast is good to have for 2 days, and it is still delicious, tender and flavorful.
The french toast does not need to be deep fried, oily, greasy and heavy in order to be delicious. I usually prepare it in a non-sticky skillet, with as fewer as possible oil. This way the bread has a crispy crust, tender center and you are guilt free while enjoying your breakfast.
Sliced bread (better to be 2-3 days old)
400 ml. milk
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 table spoons powder sugar
1 tea spoon vanilla extract
2 table spoons vegetable oil/butter
Any of your favorite jam
In a large bowl beat the eggs, add the milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. beat until well combined.
Heat up a drizzle of olive oil in a large skillet. I suggest you to use non-sticky pan (such as Teflon).
Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture for 4-5 seconds. The more you keep the bread in the mixture, the more the bread will soak up of the mixture and it is most likely to fall apart, so I usually keep it not more that 5 seconds, which is absolutely enough to become tender and nice.
Add soaked slices of bread to the skillet, as many as it could fit at the same time.
Cook on both sides until lightly golden brown.
You can serve the french toast with any jam, chocolate, fresh fruits or maple syrup. I love the combination of peanut butter and bananas, so this is what I usually have with the french toast.