Sunday Morning French Toast

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So this recipe is a little late. I mean it’s only Tuesday night. But I thought that I would share this recipe in case you want to surprise someone with breakfast in bed or because you want to celebrate that tomorrow is hump day, which means you’re halfway to the weekend. I used to make french toast a lot when I was living in Japan. I don’t know why, but it was something I had at least once a month. French toast is actually really great. You’re supposed to use bread that’s a few days old and dry. The harder the better. This is because as you soak the bread in the french toast custard, the bread softens.  If you already have fresh soft bread it ends up breaking when you try to cook it. What I like about french toast is that it’s pretty versatile and despite the name it’s actually pretty easy and depending on how you cook it, you can make it a really lazy sunday breakfast. You’re probably rolling your eyes, but let me explain.  You can mix the custard and soak the bread overnight in an oven proof dish. Then you pop it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 350ºF depending on how much french toast you’re making and you’re done.  Though for this recipe, since I was only making enough for two, I just threw it together in the morning and then cooked it in a pan.

Also, I’ve decided to help with my Japanese, I’ll be posting my recipes in both Japanese and English. Let’s see where this experiment takes us!

今日から、レシピを日本語と英語で書くことにしました。私は、日本人だけど小さいころインターの学校に通っていたので日本語が苦手なのです。そこで、日本語の勉強として、日本語でブログを書く事にしました。ちょっと変な日本語で恥ずかしいけど頑張ります!

このフレンチトーストレシピーは日曜日の朝にぴったり!今日はまだ火曜日だからちょっと遅いけど(笑)私は、小さいころよくフレンチトーストを食べてました。なんか豪華に見えるけど、フレンチトーストって本当はそんなに豪華ではありません。ちょっと硬くなったパンを牛乳と卵に浸して柔らかくしてからフライパンで焼く。時間は底しかかるかもしれないけど本当は簡単だよ!もっと簡単にしたかったら、パンを牛乳と卵を寝てる間に浸して、朝になったら175度 (ºC)のオーブンで25分から30分ぐらい焼く。簡単でしょ?:)

So let’s get started!

Ingredients (材料): For two (二人分)

-2 eggs (卵 二つ)

-1/2 cup milk (牛乳 100ml)

-1 tsp vanilla (バニラ 小さじ一)

-4 slices of challah bread  (パン 4枚)

-Pinch of salt (塩 ひとつまみ)

-1 tsp honey (はちみつ 小さじ一)

-Powdered sugar  (粉砂糖)

-Fruits for garnish (フルーツ)

-Maple Syrup (マープルシロップ)

-Butter (バター)

Directions:

  1. In a rimmed dish that comfortable fits all slices of bread, mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla and honey.
  2. Place the bread in the egg mixture and let it sit for a few minutes before flipping. You want the bread to soak up as much of the mixture as possible.
  3. Heat a frying pan and melt a small pat of butter over medium high heat. Place the soaked bread in the pan. Don’t crowd the pan though. I find that cooking the bread 2 slices at a time makes it easier to flip. Cover the pan with a tightly fitted lid and let it cook for a 3 to 5 minutes or until the underside is a golden brown.
  4. Remove the lid and flip the bread. Replace the lid and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until the other side is golden brown.
  5. Remove the french toast from the plate and garnish with powdered sugar, fruits, and maple syrup!

作り方:

  1. バット(パンが全部入る大きさの器)に卵、牛乳、バニラとはちみつをかき混ぜる。
  2. パンを卵と牛乳に良く浸す。五分たったらひっくり返して良く両面を卵と牛乳に浸す。
  3. フライパンを中火で温めバター小さじを溶かす。パン二枚をフライパンに入れふたをかけてパンが3分から5分焼く。
  4. パンをひっくり返し、またふたをかけて2分から4分焼く。
  5. 皿に盛り付け粉砂糖をふりかけ、マプルシロップまたはフルーツをかけてお召し上がれ!

You can definitely make different kinds of French toast, by adding instant coffee to the egg mixture for a little caffeine kick or sprinkling the toast with sugar and toasting it under the broiler for a hard sugar crust. The possibilities are endless!

フレンチトーストの週類は色々あるよ!卵と牛乳にインスタントコーヒーやシナモンを加えると美味しいよ!

またね!

Hugs and puppies!

Mimi

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