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Saturday, April 9, 2011

French Toast

After much contemplation I decided to publish this post. It's not like there's a real recipe for French Toast - everyone knows how to make it. It's almost like teaching people how to boil water, isn't it? Well, I was thinking on these lines when I realised that it had been at least 20 years since I had actually bitten into a French Toast. Not really sure how many people actually make it anymore since there's a fast food joint round the corner to satiate your 4pm hunger. My mum used to make it very often as an evening snack for us to eat when we returned from school. I can never forget that 4.30pm snack with a cuppa hot coffee. These mildly spiced sweet slices of bread dipped in egg were one of the ideal, 'nutritious' and filling snacks of our times. Almost every mum made them at least once a week or two. While some people used to have it for breakfast, it was an evening snack in our house.

Yesterday when my little son told me that he wanted a snack in the evening, I thought it was better to introduce this snack to him rather than reach out for a pack of biscuits. It's the best kind of snack if you want to get the goodness of Milk & Egg to reach a little tummy. The French Toast looks great with white bread, but you can always add some nutrition back into it by using brown/multigrain bread. I have used egg whites as it eliminiates the 'eggy' smell which yolks impart. The nutmeg can be skipped if you dont like it, replace it with cinnamon if you like, but I prefer a dash of nutmeg as it gives this truly divine flavour & fragrance to the toast.

French Toast
(Printable Recipe)

Recipe Source: My mum
Serves: 2
You Need:
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 tsp sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/8th tsp nutmeg powder
  • ghee for frying
Method:
1. Mix the sugar and nutmeg powder into the milk and place in in a flat wide bowl. Beat the egg whites & place them in another flat bowl.
2. Heat a frying pan and grease it with ghee.
3. Dip each slice of bread well in the milk first and then the egg whites and place them on the frying pan.
4. Fry well on both sides till golden brown
7. Serve hot




25 comments:

  1. Hi dear,your recipes are so nice..specially the photography is awesome..these french toasts are my all time favorite,thanks for sharing with us..
    & thanks again for the follow,so i visit your blog,feel free to writer me ever..i am following back..take care & have a nice day..

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  2. Thank u so much Khadija, hope u enjoy making them :) I loved ur blog, i was just like you when I was in school, but somehow I didnt pursue my passion of doing arts & crafts, its tougher with a small child now, but i appreciate ur talent & how u pursue it, great going, good luck with ur studies as well!!

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  3. Can have this toast even everyday,my fav anytime..

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  4. Ditto Priya..i wonder how I stayed without it for so many years, which is why i made it yesterday :)

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  5. Beautiful, and you have really brought back some memories. Mum used to make this for our breakfast when she came to visit in UK... we love this as our Saturday morning breakfast sometimes!

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  6. Thnx Mich! Yeah, precise reason why I made it..want Yuhan to have some memories of what his mom made for him :)

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  7. Hi thr shireen!!! Glad to see a mangalorean on the food blog world :) I am from good `ol mlore too!!! Glad to be following u & u have a an awesome collection of recipes here!! Now ur regular visitor :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. first time to ur beautiful blog....lovely recipes n clicks dear...following uuuuu...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much Tina! U have a gorgeous blog too...awesome pics, u must be a profession...going thru ur posts!

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  10. Thanks a ton Prathima!! Great to hear u r a Mangalorean too..Glad to note your blog too..will check it out :) take care

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  11. The name of the dish rings 'classic'- what can be better for a quick breakfast loved by all :)
    Nice shots!

    US Masala

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  12. Thanks a ton aipi :) yes, some dishes are always classic :) u have a fabuloys blog!!

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  13. Hi Shireen,

    First time visitor to your blog. I love bread and this is my all time favorite breakfast.

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  14. Thank you so much Sneha :) yeah, its my fav too, loved it as a child and have introduced it to my son too!

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  15. Wow, looks fantastic! You're making me hungry ... I wish I had one right now :)

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  16. Hey,

    Yummy and tasty french toast...a quick fix too for breakfast...can have it anytime...love it...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thank you Ambreen & Dr Sameena L:)

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  18. Pics r droooolworthy as the recipe..yummy.love it...
    First time here..u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thank you so much Sanyukta :) Im checking out ur blog, glad u liked mine :)

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  20. 1st time visiting u.

    u have a wonderful space following u too.

    pls check mine too.

    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

    Note: I am also a Konkani :)

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  21. Thank you Raksha :) will definitely check your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Shireen,

    I'm first time here, and must say that you have some wonderful recipes. Also, your clicks are too good. Glad I came across your blog.

    Arundhuti
    My Saffron Kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks Arundhuti, u have a fantastic blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Memories Shireen ! :) I tried this recipe sometime back. Tastes great. http://justindianfood.com/?p=1399

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  25. Hi Shireen, Just 2 days ago we had French Toast for breakfast & I wanted to click the pic for the post but on second thoughts, I felt everyone knows about it & did not click the pic. But after reading your post, I loved it! Now I'm considering posting one of these days as I love it & I am inspired by you! I make it very so often & it brought back memories too..

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

French Toast

After much contemplation I decided to publish this post. It's not like there's a real recipe for French Toast - everyone knows how to make it. It's almost like teaching people how to boil water, isn't it? Well, I was thinking on these lines when I realised that it had been at least 20 years since I had actually bitten into a French Toast. Not really sure how many people actually make it anymore since there's a fast food joint round the corner to satiate your 4pm hunger. My mum used to make it very often as an evening snack for us to eat when we returned from school. I can never forget that 4.30pm snack with a cuppa hot coffee. These mildly spiced sweet slices of bread dipped in egg were one of the ideal, 'nutritious' and filling snacks of our times. Almost every mum made them at least once a week or two. While some people used to have it for breakfast, it was an evening snack in our house.

Yesterday when my little son told me that he wanted a snack in the evening, I thought it was better to introduce this snack to him rather than reach out for a pack of biscuits. It's the best kind of snack if you want to get the goodness of Milk & Egg to reach a little tummy. The French Toast looks great with white bread, but you can always add some nutrition back into it by using brown/multigrain bread. I have used egg whites as it eliminiates the 'eggy' smell which yolks impart. The nutmeg can be skipped if you dont like it, replace it with cinnamon if you like, but I prefer a dash of nutmeg as it gives this truly divine flavour & fragrance to the toast.

French Toast
(Printable Recipe)

Recipe Source: My mum
Serves: 2
You Need:
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 tsp sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/8th tsp nutmeg powder
  • ghee for frying
Method:
1. Mix the sugar and nutmeg powder into the milk and place in in a flat wide bowl. Beat the egg whites & place them in another flat bowl.
2. Heat a frying pan and grease it with ghee.
3. Dip each slice of bread well in the milk first and then the egg whites and place them on the frying pan.
4. Fry well on both sides till golden brown
7. Serve hot




25 comments:

  1. Hi dear,your recipes are so nice..specially the photography is awesome..these french toasts are my all time favorite,thanks for sharing with us..
    & thanks again for the follow,so i visit your blog,feel free to writer me ever..i am following back..take care & have a nice day..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank u so much Khadija, hope u enjoy making them :) I loved ur blog, i was just like you when I was in school, but somehow I didnt pursue my passion of doing arts & crafts, its tougher with a small child now, but i appreciate ur talent & how u pursue it, great going, good luck with ur studies as well!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can have this toast even everyday,my fav anytime..

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ditto Priya..i wonder how I stayed without it for so many years, which is why i made it yesterday :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful, and you have really brought back some memories. Mum used to make this for our breakfast when she came to visit in UK... we love this as our Saturday morning breakfast sometimes!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thnx Mich! Yeah, precise reason why I made it..want Yuhan to have some memories of what his mom made for him :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi thr shireen!!! Glad to see a mangalorean on the food blog world :) I am from good `ol mlore too!!! Glad to be following u & u have a an awesome collection of recipes here!! Now ur regular visitor :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  8. first time to ur beautiful blog....lovely recipes n clicks dear...following uuuuu...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much Tina! U have a gorgeous blog too...awesome pics, u must be a profession...going thru ur posts!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks a ton Prathima!! Great to hear u r a Mangalorean too..Glad to note your blog too..will check it out :) take care

    ReplyDelete
  11. The name of the dish rings 'classic'- what can be better for a quick breakfast loved by all :)
    Nice shots!

    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks a ton aipi :) yes, some dishes are always classic :) u have a fabuloys blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Shireen,

    First time visitor to your blog. I love bread and this is my all time favorite breakfast.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you so much Sneha :) yeah, its my fav too, loved it as a child and have introduced it to my son too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, looks fantastic! You're making me hungry ... I wish I had one right now :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey,

    Yummy and tasty french toast...a quick fix too for breakfast...can have it anytime...love it...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you Ambreen & Dr Sameena L:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Pics r droooolworthy as the recipe..yummy.love it...
    First time here..u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thank you so much Sanyukta :) Im checking out ur blog, glad u liked mine :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. 1st time visiting u.

    u have a wonderful space following u too.

    pls check mine too.

    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

    Note: I am also a Konkani :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you Raksha :) will definitely check your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Shireen,

    I'm first time here, and must say that you have some wonderful recipes. Also, your clicks are too good. Glad I came across your blog.

    Arundhuti
    My Saffron Kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks Arundhuti, u have a fantastic blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Memories Shireen ! :) I tried this recipe sometime back. Tastes great. http://justindianfood.com/?p=1399

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Shireen, Just 2 days ago we had French Toast for breakfast & I wanted to click the pic for the post but on second thoughts, I felt everyone knows about it & did not click the pic. But after reading your post, I loved it! Now I'm considering posting one of these days as I love it & I am inspired by you! I make it very so often & it brought back memories too..

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)