French toast in India is prepared in both savory and sweet style. Yes it’s true! We Indians have modified the original sweet French toast to a savory one by replacing sugar with salt, chilly powder and other spices. But given my weakness for all things sweet and the fact that breakfast is the only meal which allows for too much sweetness, I usually stick to the original sweet version :). And this time I even made honey bread to get that extra sweetness! 🙂
I’ll write the recipe of French toast first and then the honey bread as honey bread is optional, you can use any bread from a good bakery!
Preparation Time: 5 mins| Cooking Time: 10 mins| Serves 2
¼ cup milk
2 tsps vanilla extract
4 bread slices (if it’s a full loaf, cut a little bit thick slices!)
Butter for cooking
2 tbsp castor sugar
2 tbsp Maple syrup
- In a wide, shallow bowl, beat together eggs, milk, vanilla extract and 2 tbsps of maple syrup
- Soak the bread slice in the mixture. Give about a couple of minutes each side so that the bread absorbs this egg mixture.
- Heat butter in a frying pan and fry the soaked bread until golden brown on both sides
- Sprinkle sugar on the cooked bread and for extra sweetness drizzle maple syrup on top! 🙂
Homemade Honey Bread
“There is nothing like the taste of fresh homemade bread!” And imagine all the experiments you can do once you start making your own bread! Think of the different flavors and the different kinds of flours you can use! I modified the basic recipe to add honey flavor… also didn’t have patience for the yeast to work so used baking soda and baking powder.
1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
1½ cup whole-wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup plain yogurt
¾ cup milk
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup honey
- Pre-heat oven to 180C and prepare a 9X5 inch loaf tin.
- In a deep mixing bowl, combine together all the dry ingredients i.e. flours, salt, baking powder and soda.
- In a separate bowl, beat together (one-by-one) egg, yogurt, honey, oil and milk.
- Now add the wet ingredient mixture to the flour mixture and combine to make dough. Use the dough attachment of your blender. The whisk will also work but you might have to use your hand as well to combine them well. It will be a little sticky dough and as tight as that of rotis or paranthas.
- Spoon the dough into the prepared bread tin and bake for about an hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let it cool before taking out of the tin.