Cinnamon French Toast
Delicious thick slices of bread coated in a cinnamon custard mixture and then cooked on a griddle.
or whole milk
Slice French bread into eight, one inch slices
½ loaf french bread
Place cinnamon in a bowl. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk and mix well so the cinnamon is completely moistened.
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Add remaining milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well with a whisk or fork.
1 cup half-n-half,
½ teaspoon vanilla
Heat a griddle or heavy duty pan over medium low heat. When pan is hot, spray with a nonstick spray.
Working with one piece of bread at a time, quickly dip the bread into the custard mixture. Fliip over and then remove letting any excess drip off the bread. Place on preheated griddle.
Cook 2-4 pieces at a time, depending on the size of your griddle
Cook until nicely browned and then flip over (2-3 minutes). Continue cooking until the center of the bread is no longer soggy (gently press with your finger)
Serve hot with powdered sugar, syrup and fresh berries
Use stale bread for making french toast. If you don't have any stale bread, slice a loaf and let sit out for 30-60 minutes so the bread dries out just slightly.
Mixing the cinnamon with a bit of cream at the beginning helps prevent the cinnamon from floating on the top.
Give the egg custard mixture a quick stir before dipping each piece of bread to help redistribute the cinnamon
Dip bread into the egg custard mixture very quickly. You just want the bread to get wet, but not soaked
Heat your griddle slowly over low - medium low heat
Cook french toast over medium low heat until the bread is golden and not soggy in the center
Don't overcrowd griddle. Leave a bit of space between each piece of bread
Serve while still hot
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