3 large eggs
3⁄4 cup (180 ml) milk or cream
pinch of salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
6 slices of good quality, day old bread (cut
into 1⁄2 inch slices) (1.5 cm)
Butter for frying
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs,
milk, salt, vanilla extract and ground
cinnamon (if using). Transfer the egg
mixture to a large shallow glass or ceramic
dish. Dip both sides of each slice of bread
into the egg mixture.
Meanwhile, in a large non-stick frying pan,
over medium to medium-high heat, melt about
one tablespoon of butter. Fry the slices of
bread until golden brown on one side and
then turn and fry the other side. If not
serving immediately, keep warm in a 250
degree F (130 degree C) oven. Continue
frying the other slices of bread, adding
more butter as needed.
Serve immediately with a dusting of powdered
sugar and pure maple syrup or fresh fruit.
Preparation time 10 minutes.