• ‡ FRENCH TOAST ‡ •  

French Toast

I began cooking when I was 8 or 9. My mother and grandmother teach me. There are also really good cooking shows on You Tube. I like cooking for my classmates. When they ask me to cook for them, I am always happy to do it.  — Katya

     I like this recipe because it’s easy and really tasty.  I have made French toast many times for my mother and father for breakfast. The first time you make it you will have success. You’ll love it. This recipe is enough for 3 or 4 people. So invite your friends over! In some countries this recipe is called Eggy bread or Gypsy toast. In French, it is Pain perdu. That means “lost bread”. This recipe was made with bread that had become a little hard so the bread wouldn’t be wasted or thrown out.  This month in InterestEng, you can read a story about Paris here.  (Katya’ native language is Ukrainian.)

Level: EASY

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Photos: Katya (and her father)

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Measurements:  teaspoon - tsp.  ||  tablespoon - Tbl.  

What you need: 

1/2 cup milk (120ml) ... 2 eggs ... 2 Tbl butter (30g) ... 4 or 5 thick slices of white bread ... 1 tsp sugar (5 ml) ... 1/4 tsp (1.25ml) cinnamon ... 1/4 tsp (1.25ml) nutmeg ...1/8 tsp (0.75ml) salt.  Honey or fresh fruit to put on top.


Step 1: 

Break 2 eggs in a bowl. Add sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then add milk. 


Step 2: 

Beat all the ingredients together. 


Step 3: 

Cover both sides of the bread with the egg and milk mixture. 


Step 4: 

Don’t leave it in too long. Just long enough to cover the bread. 


Step 5: 

Use a frying pan or hot plate to heat the butter. 


Step 6: 

Fry both sides of the bread until both sides are golden brown.


Step 7: 

Eat hot!  Put fresh berries, honey, or jam on top.  In America they usually put butter and maple syrup on top.

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