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Constance 03-19-2006 10:59 AM

French Toast
HB has been craving French Toast, so that's what we're doing for brunch today. He bought some Texas Toast (thick-sliced white bread) for the French Toast, and some little link sausages to go with.
My question is...do you all put sugar in your batter? I never have, but he remembers his dad putting it in. But then, his dad had one heck of a sweet tooth, and put sugar in everything.

mudbug 03-19-2006 11:02 AM

I usually don't put sugar in the egg/milk soak for the bread, but you can add about a teaspoonful with good results. A little nutmeg grind or two would also be good.

kadesma 03-19-2006 11:07 AM

Hi Connie,
I make french toast at least once a week for the boys..I use 2 eggs, 1/4 c. milk or cream, 2-capfulls of vanilla, and 2-3 Tab. of sugar.. since I use the Texas toast as well, I let it sit in the batter a few seconds on each side so it soaks in a bit.The boys love it..After cooking I butter and sugar the top,syrup and 3 boys does not fit into my idea of keeping them clean:lol:


bluespanishsky 03-19-2006 11:17 AM

i don't use sugar in mine, but i do use a tablespoon or two of vanilla, a pinch of nutmeg and a couple teaspoons of cinnamon. i don't have a huge sweet tooth though, but i''m sure adding sugar would be delish.

have fun!

callie 03-19-2006 11:24 AM

Yum - I love french toast. I add a bit of sugar, milk and a splash of vanilla to my batter.

texasgirl 03-19-2006 11:27 AM

I add a little cinnamon to my egg/milk mix. It's really good too.

WOW, you got me hungry for this and I added some of my french vanilla creamer with the milk and omg, that is so good!!

Constance 03-19-2006 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by callie
Yum - I love french toast. I add a bit of sugar, milk and a splash of vanilla to my batter.

That's what HB has mixed up. He's getting the link sausages fried up, and they smell wonderful. I'm getting HUNGRY!

auntdot 03-19-2006 03:03 PM

We loved to make French toast out of Portuguese bread, or Hawaiian bread (same thing as Portuguese nuns went to Hawaii and made their bread), or challah.

Since the bread itself is very sweet, it does not need any added sugar.

That bread is very delicate and one just briefly dunks the slice into the egg mix.

But the result is so good.

Cannot get either breads where we live now.


mudbug 03-19-2006 03:37 PM

auntdot, I hate to recommend that you detour into G-ville again, but the Giant at 29 and Linton Hall Road always has that round Hawaiian bread, as well as the dinner rolls (I've got a package in the freezer right now).

Maybe when you check out that Korean meat place you could swing by the store and kill two birds with one stone.

auntdot 03-19-2006 05:11 PM

Thanks mudbug, need to go to Culpepper tomorrow but will try to stop by both places on our way home.

jpmcgrew 03-19-2006 05:55 PM

:smile: I make a batter starting with some milk and eggs then I add a can of condensed milk,vanilla,cinnamon and the zest and juice of a lemon.Then I add a little pancake mix to thicken it a bit.Sounds weird but it makes a great french toast.

Jenny 03-19-2006 05:56 PM

I don't put sugar in my batter, instead, I use real french bread, eggs, nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon. cook in butter then sprinkle w/confectioners sugar and some berries. Even w/ the confectioners sugar, my kids will still add syrup! oohh! I love french toast!

mish 03-19-2006 06:57 PM

Constance, I've never added sugar to the egg mixture. I like mine made with raisin bread, eggs, milk, vanilla & cinnamon - with butter and maple syrup on top - sometimes berries. I want to try adding Grand Marnier and orange zest or juice - or dunking the bread in egg nog and cinnamon. Chocolate chips always work in a pinch, lol.

Here is one I saved that looks yummy.



The caramel apple makes my mouth water too.


Swann 03-19-2006 07:10 PM

I've made tons of french toast over the last 50 yrs. I use homemade bread that is a few days old so it absorbs lots of egg. I use an egg per slice and a bit of milk, pinch of salt. Cook in a well buttered pan; serve with homemade strawberry jam! Yummy. A good way to get kids to eat eggs..... me too.

mish 03-19-2006 07:13 PM

French Toast.

https://www.mrbreakfast.com/images/6.jpgI couldn't resist. :lol:

Constance 03-19-2006 08:34 PM

OMG, Mish...Raisin bread? That would be so good I'm not sure I could stand it!


By the way, what kind of syrups do you all recommend?
We had Aunt Jemima's, which has no real maple syrup in it at all. The real butter did help make up for it, though.

Dina 03-19-2006 08:43 PM

I'm tempted to make these tonight so I won't be rushed for breakfast in the morning BUT I just found out I've gained weight.:ohmy: Won't say how much either.:rolleyes: So it's back to my Special K and 1% milk for breakfast.

Erik 03-19-2006 11:15 PM

Here's how I make mine:
4 eggs
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1 oz vanilla
1 oz maple syrup
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg

middie 03-20-2006 12:57 AM

I never put sugar in my egg batter. I do put cinnamon nutmeg and vanilla in it though. I'll have to try it with sugar next time.

kadesma 03-20-2006 01:49 AM

I've been having fun reading this thread..Everyone loves their french toast and has a special way of making it. It's so great getting new ideas to try and then making it and thinking of the person who put the note up to share..Thanks everyone..Isn't it nice to sit and talk about a recipe and even tho we each do it a little different, we chat about it as if we were sitting in each others kitchen over coffee?

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