B for Bread

French Toast by rajanis_18 

After many trials, I quit bread making sometime ago. No matter how hard I tried, the result was always a brick like loaf. I have tried adding gluten, tried kneading for a longer time,  let the dough raise for a longer time, but the end result was always the same – a thick, hard loaf!! So I finally I gave up trying and settled down for bakery bread. Last week, once again the ‘bread bug’ bit me and I was all eager to try again.

This time I watched a lot of videos about kneading the dough and browsed a lot about bread making mistakes/failures. Armed with this experience, I started once again. Somehow I wasn’t totally surprised when the bread turned out to be hard! It wasnt very bad, but it wasn’t as soft as I would have liked. It’s always the same recipe, from America’s test kitchen’s baking book, this time modified for whole wheat bread.

Anyway, I couldn’t bring myself to throw the bread out- so decided to serve them as French toast for breakfast. With the egg and milk mixture moistening it , the vanilla essence and cinnamon flavouring it, the bread was actually a treat to eat. So here is my recipe for French toast.


2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1-2 tsp sugar

a pinch of salt

5-6 pieces of thickly sliced bread


  1. Break the eggs into a clean, big bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the bread, and whisk nicely.
  3. Heat a pan and melt some butter in it.
  4. Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and fry till brown.
  5. Flip over and cook the other side.
  6. Serve with honey or syrup. Bebo likes it sprinkled with icing sugar!

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