Another morning favorite.
- 2 cups milk
- 4 large eggs
- 8 slices of thick dry or stale bread. "Texas Toast" or thick sliced French bread.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Cinnamon (optional)
This is the important part, the bread needs to be dry or stale. To dry out the bread, leave it out overnight on a cooling rack. If you forget, just preheat the oven to 100 and then TURN IT OFF. With the oven OFF, place all the slices on a cooling rack inside the oven, close the door and leave it alone for about an hour. That dries it out pretty good. Don't worry, you are going to replace the moisture.
Preheat the oven to 375f.
Whisk the milk and eggs together in a wide bowl and then dip each slice into the liquid, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove. Put each soaked slice on another cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan. Allow to sit for no less than 2 minutes. This will allow time for the liquid to soak into the bread. Sprinkle cinnamon.
Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Place 2 to 4 slices of the bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on a rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve right away.