Lola’s Kitchen: French Toast Recipe

May 27, 2016 Lola's Kitchen 26

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts, tens list posts about food or recipes or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.

Here in the Netherlands we call this dish “Wentelteefjes”, it’s bread drenched in egg or egg and milk mixture and then baked. I first ate this dish when as a kid I was having a sleepover at a friend of mine and as breakfast she made this, I really liked it and after that made it now and then for myself as well. If I make it I usually make it as lunch though, but you can eat it any moment of the day. It’s quite easy to prepare, really tasty and you only need a few ingredients. You can also use slightly old bread for this that isn’t as tasty anymore to eat, just make french toast with it and you won’t notice the bread was a bit old. You can eat it with cinnamon sugary on top, but I prefer the salty version usually.
French-Toast

Ingredients

  • Bread – 2 slices
  • Egg – 3
  • Milk – a tablespoon(optional)
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Olive Oil

You also need a broad and flat bowl if you have one. Instead of olive oil you can also bake the french toast in some butter.
French-Toast-Ingredients

Method

  1. Break the eggs in a broad bowl and with a fork scramble the eggs lose. Add the milk (optional). Then add the salt.
  2. Pick up the first slice of bread and put it in the bowl with eggs, leave it there for a minute or so, then turn it around. Make sure the egg coats every part of the bread.
  3. Heat some oil (or butter) in a broad pan. Once the oil is hot put the slice of bread in the pan. Then put the second slice in the egg and add that to the pan as well.
  4. Bake this on low fire for about 5 minutes on each side. Make sure the french toast doesn’t burn, but it is okay if it has a few light brown spots. If you want to make sure it’s done, you can slice one of the slices in two to see if it’s dry on the inside.
  5. Then put the french toast on a plate and enjoy. You can also slice the slices in tiny squares to make it easier to eat.

Pictures

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Variation Tips

  • Sweet French Toast. Don’t add the salt to the egg. Instead once the french toast is done add some cinnamon sugar on top.

Do you like french toast?

26 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: French Toast Recipe”

    • Lola

      Oh that sounds like a good idea to add some spices and vanilla to your egg mixture. Will have to give that a try, thanks for the idea! I never had it with fresh berries or wipped cream, I’ve only eat it plain with either sugar or salt.

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I love French Toast, Lola. I’m making it for our family breakfast tomorrow, as a matter of fact. I do use cinnamon and sugar for mine and I serve it with powdered sugar and syrup.

    Here’s the baked oatmeal recipe I promised. I’d typed up an email but then realized I don’t have your email address. I’m sure I could find it here but figured I’d just paste it into this comment. πŸ™‚

    *Alpine Baked Oatmeal*

    3 cups quick cooking OR old-fashioned oatmeal
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 cup skim milk
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 cup chopped, drained canned peaches (I just add a whole 15 oz can and it works for me)
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    • Lola

      Oh powdered sugar on top that sounds like a good idea too.

      And yes my e-mail address is on my review policy page so you can find it there. But posting it here works too. So do you just combine this all and how do you bake it? In a pan or in the oven? Just clarifying, so I know what to do. It sounds delicious and I still have some canned peaches in storage πŸ˜‰
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      • Bookworm Brandee

        Sorry Lola! I must not have finished copying my entire email before I pasted it here. :/ Here are the rest of the directions. πŸ™‚

        Combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and mix well. Stir in skim milk, applesauce, egg and vanilla. Fold in peaches.

        Spread the mixture in a 1.5 quart baking dish or 9×9 baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes.

        If you try it, let me know what you think! <3
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        • Lola

          Thanks for the rest of the directions! Hmm it sounds delicious! I’ll let you know when I give it a try πŸ™‚

  2. Mary Kirkland

    I love french toast. I add some sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon to my eggs before dipping the bred in them and then add a cinnamon sugar mix to them after they are done.
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    • Lola

      I only have added the sugar and cinnamon afterwards, never considered adding it to the mixture as well. I’ll have to give that a try! You’re all having the best variation ideas πŸ˜‰
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    • Lola

      Oh powdered sugar is a good idea instead of normal sugar. I have grown quite fond of powdered sugar lately, sometimes it just works better than normal sugar. I guess it depends on my mood whether I want it salty or sweet or maybe it’s because I use whole wheat bread? The salt seems to go quite well with that.

    • Lola

      Gah now I am hungry and want chocolate chip pancakes, never had those before, only normal pancakes. Pigs in a blanket? Lol never heard of that term before.

  3. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I have honestly never heard of having French toast without the cinnamon. To me the cinnamon is the best part! French toast was never really something made in my house though, I only very occasionally got it at a restaurant (though I always felt like there was way too much sugar and not enough cinnamon), and I just don’t put the effort into making things like this myself. Sometimes I get tempted to buy kind of premade frozen French toast things from the store lol, but I haven’t yet. You have me curious now though what it would taste like without the cinnamon.
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    • Lola

      I know how much you like cinnamon, so I can imagine why you always add cinnamon. But sometimes I am in a salty mood and prefer that instead. I never had it at a restaurant, but also rarely make it myself. I am on the working mood around lunch and usually just make something quick and easy (like my standard two slices of bread with a slice of cocosbread on top) and don’t take the time to make lunch. I already take time off to make dinner, so lunch has to be something easy usually.
      They have frozen french toast there? I wish they sold those things here, that sounds handy for when you want some and don’t have time to make it yourself. I Let me know how the frozen french toast tastes if you ever get around to trying it!

    • Lola

      I wish I had shared this recipe earlier, everyone has great variation tips! I now want to try it with vanilla extract and syrup, that sounds delicious!

      • Sophia Rose

        LOL! Yes, French Toast is so versatile. We even use different types of bread to have fun with it. I doubt you’d go for raisin-cinnamon bread, but that’s one I enjoy dipping in the egg mixture. Sourdough is my favorite. πŸ˜‰
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        • Lola

          I wish we could buy that here, I love cinnamon-raisin bagels, but they only sell those in restaurants. I figure I probably would enjoy raisin cinnamon bread as well. I usually just use my normal whole wheat bread, but it would be fun to try this with other types of bread.

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