We need to be upfront and honest with all of you. Truth is, we will never be as awesome as this guy:
We know that we are not awesome and we have accepted that fact. We’re ok with it. What we are not ok with is eating mediocre food for the rest of our lives. We tried that once already and hated it. Check out our about page to read more about how we got to where we are today.
There is so much amazing food out there that is just waiting to be consumed by somebody. Our goal is to discover as much of it as we can and share it with all of you. We hope you are entertained by this blog. But even more than that, we hope you are inspired to join us on a journey of discovering awesome food.
It only seems fitting that our first post would be a breakfast recipe. It is the most important meal of the day and it also happens to be our favorite meal. Of all the breakfast foods available, one of our all time favorites is french toast. If you are used to french toast made with cottage white bread and Log Cabin syrup, you have to try this! You will take one bite and say, “What the french, toast?! Where have you been all my life?!”
Awesome French Toast
By March 7, 2011Published:
- Yield: 8 Slices (4 Servings)
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Ready In: 25 mins
The best french toast recipe ever
- 6 Large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon orange zest grated
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 Large loaf fresh bakery bread (French, Challah, Sourdough) sliced, 3/4 inch thick
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
Slice the bread in 3/4-inch thick slices. 8 slices should be all you need for this recipe. We like to use the slices from the outside of the loaf. They tend to be a little more dry, which is perfect for french toast. Save the soft, middle portion of the bread for sandwiches or to serve with dinner.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture for 5 minutes, turning once.
- Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter on a griddle or in a large saute pan. Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
- Place the cooked French toast on a sheet pan and put it in the oven to keep warm. Cook the remaining soaked bread slices, adding butter to the griddle/pan as needed, until it's all cooked.
Serve with real maple syrup and prepare yourself for your mind to be officially blown.
The orange zest and real maple syrup really help to lighten up the dish. Typically after eating french toast, you feel like you need to take a shower to cleanse yourself of the “maple” stench. Otherwise when you go out in public everyone will say, “Hey, did you have french toast for breakfast?” And you will hang your head in shame. That is not the case with this dish.
Sarah added a handful of fresh blueberries to her french toast. Any fresh berries you have available would work great.
There it is! Our first post. We cannot begin to tell you how amazing this french toast tastes. It is also scientifically proven that it will taste better if you make it on a lazy Saturday morning. Give this recipe a try next Saturday let us know what you think!