By: Dinko Cirkic
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s the one that you can afford to stock up on sugar because you’ll eventually burn it off throughout the day. Too much sugar in your diet is never a good thing, but if consumed earlier in the day it will be worked off walking to class, work, or even before the gym. If you’re a regular Cheap Eat$ reader than you know I love breakfast, French toast, and pancakes. So, I thought today I’d give you guys a fun recipe to try out in your very own kitchen. French toast is my favorite and it’s not difficult to make so here goes nothing Cheap Peeps.
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 1/2-inch country loaf, brioche or challah bread
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Powdered sugar to top it off
In a medium size bowl mix and whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. It can be done the night before if pressed for time that following morning. When you ready to get going and cook, pour the custard into a pan and set it aside because we’ll be getting to it soon.
Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees F. Dip the brioche or challah bread (which ever one you got) into the custard and let it soak for 30 seconds on both sides. Then move it to a rack so it’s suspended and being cooled. Do this to let air hit it and let any sogginess get out.
Last phase is to melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a big enough pan over medium-low heat (do this with the other set of slices too). Cook the slices in 2’s until golden brown (2-3 min per side). When those 2 slices are done place them in the oven to keep warm until the whole meal is complete. Finish, the recipe with the rest of your slices. You have 8 1/2-inches of bread and an inch for every slice should be your goal because you want to have a fluffy slice. Once finished add that powdered sugar some more maple syrup and enjoy.
The ingredients to complete all this should come up around $15. The cooking time should take around 20 minutes because it is fairly easy. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and try it out. Leave some “comment love” if you found this recipe helpful or if you have a better way of cooking some FT.