French toast is a frequent guest on the table, not only delicious but also a perfect way to use up leftovers. In our family, it was the bundás kalács (bread roll) that made its way first, rather than the traditional French toast. It differs in that it’s baked instead of fried, and the sweet taste of the bread roll is also noticeable, which kids love. They also adore the traditional French toast, but I’m less fond of it because it tends to absorb the oil and leaves the bread smelling greasy, no matter how careful I am.
However, French toast is tasty, quick to make, and can be prepared with any kind of bread, as long as it’s slightly stale. This way, it won’t end up in the trash bin. If it’s baked in the oven, just like breaded meat, there won’t be any lingering oil smell in the house. It takes a bit longer, but it’s worth the wait.
(for 4 servings)
- 4 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- Optional: milk,
- Salt (according to taste)
- Oil for spreading
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Beat the eggs with salt and, if desired, a little milk. Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture.
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 degrees Fahrenheit).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the bread slices on it.
Lightly spread them with oil. Bake them until they become slightly golden brown, then flip them over, lightly spread the other side with oil, and continue baking until they are golden brown.