What I Had for Lunch Today: French Toast
French toast, in France, is called pain perdu: "lost bread." It's what you do with leftover bread too hard to eat.
I like my French toast very soft and custardy. I slice a roll on the diagonal so the pieces are as big as possible. I mix one egg, around a cup of milk, a splash of vanilla and some cinnamon and sugar and dip the bread in it. You could use plain cinnamon, but it tends not to want to mix in liquid, forming instead a slimy scum. The sugar helps to distribute it.
I cook the slices in some melted butter in a hot spider, turning once. I ate this with maple syrup, a couple of veggie sausage patties, and an apple.