Simple French toast recipes include the French toast recipe by Robert Irvine from Food Network and the buttermilk French toast recipe from Epicurious. The basic procedure for making French toast typically involves soaking pieces of bread in a mixture of eggs, milk and sugar before frying them in butter.
To make French toast, whisk 4 eggs with 1/4 cup of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Douse 8 slices of bread in the mixture. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat, and fry the bread slices on both sides until they are golden brown. Serve the French toast with warm maple syrup.
Prepare buttermilk French toast by beating 4 eggs with 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Soak 12 pieces of 1/2-inch-thick challah bread in the mixture. Warm up 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook 4 slices of bread on both sides until they puff up a little and develop a golden brown color. Keep the French toast warm in an oven preheated at 200 degrees Fahrenheit while you fry the remaining bread slices, replenishing the butter in the skillet each time. Drizzle the French toast with warm maple syrup, and serve.