The only time I buy white bread anymore these days is when I get a taste for French toast. I don’t usually order this treat when I’m out at a diner or having brunch because it’s so darn easy to make at home. While shopping at my favorite store, Trader Joe’s, I came across the perfect “Texas Toast” white bread so I just had to pick some up. The slices are extra thick and make for perfectly fluffy French toast without that egg-y, soggy consistency you get from those thin sad little Wonder Bread type breads.
I would say that this particular recipe a distinctly American version of “French” toast simply because of the use of breakfast cereal (cornflakes, of course, having been invented in Battle Creek Michigan.) The recipe is a little over the top but so delicious!
- 4 slices of thick sliced white bread (Texas Toast)
- 2-3 eggs, depending on size
- 1 cup crushed frosted corn flakes
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 dash of ground nutmeg (you can grate in fresh if you’ve got it)
- 1/8 tsp good vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Butter for sautéing
Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or do what I did and go All-American with real maple syrup.