French toasts used to be a dish typically served during Western style breakfasts, together with sweet accompaniments such as maple syrup, sweet berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries) and butter to up the flavours. Nowadays, we can easily find this dish in many local bakeries and cafes as well, not only in Singapore but many other countries where the eastern cultures prevail.
It is very simple to make French toasts. You can almost use any types of leftover bread in your fridge, dip them in egg and then fry them till they are golden brown. For those with a slightly more extravagant taste, do try using leftover brioche slices to make your toasts. The butter aroma from these slices, together with the omelette fragrance from the eggs would be enough to start your day well. You can choose to top it all up with the sweet stuff, but really, as long as your French toasts are well done, you don’t really need anything else to serve them with.
Simple and nice. Yummy…
- Egg: 2
- Milk: 1/2 cup
- Salt: a pinch
- Sugar: 1/2 tsp
- Butter: 1 tbsp
- Brioche: 4 slices
- Maple syrup: to serve toasts with
- Beat together egg, milk, salt and sugar till combined.
- Heat saucepan with butter.
- Soak brioche slices in egg mixture for a few seconds. Turn to coat the other side.
- Heat bread on saucepan for a few min on each side, till bread turns golden brown.
- Serve hot with maple syrup.
Do not soak your bread in the egg mixture for too long as this will make them too dense and heavy. They should be dipped in for just a few seconds so that they could fry easily and remain crisp and light to the bite.