About 2 weeks ago there was a book fair at work and while there, I bought "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes." I tried my first recipe out of it this weekend - a knockoff of Denny's "Fabulous French Toast."
I must say it was quite yummy and a lot better than the standard French Toast I make! My husband got a good chuckle when as he walked his cute little but downstairs (and might I add, that it is indeed VERY cute butt) to see me setting up the "photo op" for a plate of French Toast ha ha! Before he dug in he double checked to make sure that it was OK to "eat the artwork."
Men! Will they ever fully appreciate our neuroses?
2/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 slices of bread (thick bread preferably)
3 tablespoons butter
Whisk together eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Heat a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium/low heat. When pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of butter. If butter smokes your pan is too hot, turn down the heat.
Drop each bread slice into the batter for about 30 seconds per side. Let some of the batter drip off then drop the bread into the buttered pan. Cook each battered bread slice for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Add more butter to the pan as needed to cook all the French Toast.
Serve 3 slices of French toast per plate. Dust each serving with a little powdered sugar and include some maple syrup on the side.