Okay so it sounds simple enough. French Toast. Everyone has eaten it. Everyone has made (or attempted to make ) it. But the beautiful thing about French Toast is that it can be made a million different ways. It's one of those things like chicken pot pie or sweet potatoes that are passed on from generation to generation, mother to daughter, that never tastes the same in two households. This is my own personal French Toast recipe, modified from the one I was taught by my own mother.
The most important part of French Toast is the actual bread...so don't skimp on this one. Go to your local bakery and pick out something fancy. Something you'd never pick up otherwise...or hit up the clearance at the end of the day and make the most out of a cheap, delicious meal!
4 slices of thick bread (I used Texas Toast)
1 1/2 c. milk
1T vanilla extract
Combine the milk, egg and spices in a bowl. Mix well with a whisk and then add vanilla extract. Transfer the toast in one piece at a time and saturate both sides (DON'T let the bread get soggy but be sure its coated well on both sides). Fry toast in butter or oil on both sides until it browns.
Cut the pieces in half to serve and cover with powdered sugar or syrup (or both!)