French Toast Challenge  

candy69sosweet 62F
10901 posts
9/10/2006 12:20 pm
French Toast Challenge

This post is in response to SingleWarrior's challenge on his post Facts and Challenges. It got a bit too long....heck, it WAS a challenge to come up with twenty French Toast recipes. YIKES! So here you go, hope you have a good appetite!

Basic French Toast:
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 slices bread
Beat together egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Heat a lightly oiled skillet or griddle over medium heat. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for 20 second on each side, or until thoroughly coated. Cook bread until both sides are lightly browned and crisp. Serve hot.

Blueberry French Toast:

  • Basic recipe, however decrease milk to ½ cup
  • ½ cup creamed cheese
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
In a Blender, beat together the Milk, Cream Cheese and Blueberries until smooth, and set aside. In a medium Mixing Bowl, beat the Eggs, vanilla, and Cinnamon. Add the Blueberry mixture. Dunk bread in the batter, and fry in a frying pan or griddle until slightly browned. This serves about 11 to 12 pieces.

German Toast:

  • Basic recipe, however increase eggs to 3 and substitute 2 Tbsp sugar for the vanilla.
Gorgeous French Toast:

  • Basic recipe, however decrease milk to ¾ cup
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
Special Syrup:
  • Indian guavas (fresh)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • One scoop of ice cream
Place guavas and sugar over moderate heat. Simmer for 15 minutes For french toast batter, whip egg, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, salt and milk until light and frothy. Heat a shallow frying pan and season with butter. Place bread, one half at a time, in mixture and let soak for one minute. Place into hot frying pan and cook until golden brown. Serve hot with scoop of ice cream, drizzled with syrup or stewed fruit and dusted with icing sugar

Apple French Toast:

  • 4 slices bread
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Melted butter
Butter a baking pan. Put the slices of bread in the baking pan. Mix the sugar and melted butter together. Dip each slice of apple in the melted butter. Arrange slices of apple on top of slices of bread. Put baking pan in oven. Let bake for about 10 minutes, or until apple slices are brown and tender.

English Monkey Toast:

  • 5 slices of bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup American cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Soak bread crumbs in milk for about 5 minutes. Toast the slices of bread. Melt the butter; add the cheese to melted butter. When the cheese has melted, add the soaked bread crumbs. Season to taste. Mix in the beaten egg. Cook for about 2 minutes and pour over toasted slices of bread.

Ham French Toast:

  • Ham (leftover), cooked, chopped
  • Butter
  • Slices of bread, toasted
  • Egg
  • Seasonings to taste
Cream the butter, and add the chopped ham, seasonings and the egg. Mix well. Spread on toast. Bake in moderate oven for about 3 minutes.

Peanut Butter French Toast:

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 4 slices bread, I/2 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Blend the peanut butter and boiling water together. Toast the slices of bread. Dip the toast into the mixture and fry quickly in the butter in frying pan.

Cheese Straws French Toast:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 cup milk.
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1 egg white, unbeaten.
  • Salt, paprika and cayenne.
Melt one tablespoon of butter, add the flour and milk. Simmer a minute or two. Add grated cheese and egg white. Heat until cheese has melted. Season with salt, paprika and cayenne. Slice toasted bread into strips and spread with cheese mixture. Heat slightly before serving.

Cheese Straws Variation:

  • Use Ladyfingers instead of toast

Slumber Party French Toast:

  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 6 slices French bread, 1 inch thick. Use crusty French bread. Regular bread will not work because it is too soft and will get soggy overnight!
Spread margarine in the bottom of a 13x9 inch glass baking dish. Place brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in cinnamon until blended. Sprinkle mixture evenly over melted margarine in the baking dish. Combine eggs and milk. Mix with a fork until well blended. With clean fingers or a fork, dip bread slices into egg mixture to coat both sides. Lay slices over sugar cinnamon mixture. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread slices. Cover pan with foil, refrigerate overnight.

Remove pan from the refrigerator 1 hour before baking. Let stand on the counter to reach room temperature. Preheat oven to temperature 375°F. Carefully place pan in the oven and cook for 25 minutes. Remove pan from the oven. Carefully remove foil from the pan and return to the hot oven and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove pan to cooling rack. Sprinkle French toast with powdered sugar and serve.

Maple Baked French Toast:

  • 8 slices bread
  • 3 Tbsps. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, plus extra for topping
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsps. confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to temperature 325°F. Brush bread with butter. Cut bread in half diagonally. Place on a cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Remove bread from oven. Increase oven temperature to temperature 350°F. Arrange bread overlapping slightly in 2 rows in a buttered 9x9 inch baking dish. Combine milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Beat egg whites in another bowl to soft peaks. Slowly fold yolk mixture into egg whites and spread over bread in baking dish. Bake about 25 minutes or until top is browned. Sprinkle French toast with confectioner's sugar and serve with additional syrup.

Maple Baked French Toast Variation:

  • Replace bread with cinnamon raisin bread

Waffle Iron French Toast:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tsps. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsps. unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 thick slices bread
Preheat waffle iron. Combine all ingredients, except bread, in a shallow bowl. Dip bread in egg mixture, removing bread just before it falls apart. Place bread in iron, in batches. Cook until steam no longer comes out of iron and waffles are golden.

A Surprise-Inside French Toast:

  • 6 (2 inch thick) slices French bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese, whipped
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
Cut a pocket in each slice of bread. Open carefully. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, cottage cheese and cream cheese. Add the sugar and flavoring extract and beat until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly into each bread pocket. Beat together the egg substitutes and milk. Dip the slices of bread in the egg mixture. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Cook the toast on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown.

Applesauce French Toast:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 6 slices bread
In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and applesauce; mix well. Soak bread one slice at a time until saturated with liquid. Cook on a lightly greased skillet or griddle over medium/high heat until lightly browned on both sides. Serve hot.

Banana Bread French Toast:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 loaf banana bread
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional)
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla with a fork. Set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Slice banana bread into 4 thick slices. Dip each slice into the egg mixture, then place in the hot pan. Cook on each side until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving, if desired.

Caramelized French Toast:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
Melt two tablespoons of butter in a frying pan or skillet over medium high heat.
Beat together eggs, milk and salt. Dip bread one at a time into egg mixture and fry until light brown and egg is cooked. After 4 slices of bread have been cooked, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Cook remaining bread slices until light brown on both sides and egg is cooked. After all bread slices have been cooked and removed from pan, add brown sugar to pan. Stir until melted and sticky. Add water and stir. Place French toast in caramel sauce. Turn to coat, then remove from pan. Serve.

Maple Syrup French Bread Casserole:

OK, so this isn’t actually French TOAST, but it uses French bread and it’s fabulous, so I thought I’d include it:
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf day-old French bread
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups maple syrup
Slice the loaf of French bread into about 25 slices, and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and maple syrup. Place enough bread slices in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish to cover. Drop 2 teaspoons or so of cream cheese onto each slice. You do not need to spread the cheese. Repeat layering with bread slices and cream cheese until the dish is filled to the top. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the layers, so it doesn't run over the sides. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. The next morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake casserole for 45 minutes, or until set and golden brown.

And finally, you can’t have French Toast recipes without my favorite....

French Toast, Candy-style:

Make any of the recipes above, allow to cool to room temperature.
Carry to the bedroom, where Candy is waiting.
Spread your breakfast out on Candy’s body.
Cover with maple syrup, powdered sugar, fruit compote, whatever your desire.
bon appétit

Now tell me, dear friends....which variation do you prefer?

Kisses & Hugs
♥ Candy

~Friendship is a gift given from the heart and treasured forever~

Passion247000 47F
3195 posts
9/10/2006 6:51 pm

Wow....thanks, sweetie... so cool... I think I may just print this out for future references....

SingleWarrior 53M

9/10/2006 5:53 pm

You met the challenge. Awesome

Recipes too! Like that last one the best

1eroticjoe 57M
3777 posts
9/10/2006 2:58 pm

You know which one I want to eat! Glad you are feeling better. Maybe I should hire you to cook for the cafe? You can't beat the benefits... What do you say?

Lucent_C 57F

9/10/2006 2:18 pm

Can i have one for each day of the week? I'm hungry now.... So glad you are feeling better Hon.

tillerbabe----->His_babygurl-------> Lucent
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