BRIOCHE is the most common or typical bread used for french toast as it is rich and buttery. However this bread is hard to find here in Manila, we have basic breads and the bread loved by the locals, our pride and joy, pandesal! Pandesal french toast it is then!
This is how I like my mixture! Remember that a recipe is just a guide, you can alter or adjust it to your preference.
2 Eggs, whisk
1 cup of milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
a Pinch of salt
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Butter a knob plus extra for the pan
3 large Pandesal Bread (look for the 7 pesos ones)
- Whisk the frenchtoast batter and cut the pandesal bread in halves.
- Soak each pandesal in the egg mixture for about 2-3 minutes.
- In a non stick pan over medium heat, place about 75 g of butter, let it melt and brown to develop a nutty flavour.
- Carefully add the bread and fry it until you get a nice golden brown colour on both sides.
- Finish the rest of the bread. Serve with any toppings you like and sprinkle with powdered sugar or in my case I made caramelized banana and cheese.
2-3 Bananas sliced
4 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oi
Peel and slice the bananas. Sear until golden brown. Add sugar and honey. let it caramelize, once done top the bananas on your french toast and drizzle with sauce. Cheese is optional
and voilà!! Pandesal frenchtoast is serve!!
I hope you enjoy this simple and easy recipe.