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Easy - 10 Min
French toast is a dish made from bread soaked in a mixture of milk and egg and then baked in a pan or oven. It is known in many parts of the world under various names
It is originally what is called a "poor man's" or "zero waste" dish since it is made from dry bread that could have ended up being thrown away without this recipe. Over time, it has been taken over by the cooks who have enriched and reworked it to make it a real restaurant dessert.
French toast makes it possible to use stale bread but can also be made with leftovers of buns, pastries..
For 6 slices of bread
20 cl of milk
75 g cane sugar
6 thick slices of stale bread
2 tablespoons of oil
1 vanilla bean
1/4 of an Amazonian Tonka bean2g of 5 traditional spices
Split the vanilla and scrape the seeds with the back of a knife.
In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil with vanilla, Tonka bean and traditional 5 spices.
Turn off the heat and allow to infuse until completely cooled. Remove the pod.
Whisk the eggs with the sugar and milk.
Soak the bread slices in it quickly.
Cook them in a hot frying pan with oil, browning them for about 1 minute on each side.