What’s not to love about breakfast for dinner?!?! It’s a winner at The Schell Cafe for sure. And French toast is at the top of the littles’ favorite breakfasts, er dinners.
Our cooking frenzy began tonight with the kids wondering if French toast was from France? Yes. And no. In France, French toast is called pain perdu which literally means lost bread. Perhaps because the bread gets completely lost in the yummy eggs, butter and cinnamon. In England the Brits call the popular breakfast eggy bread. Whatever you call it French toast is a great meal. And super easy for kids to make.
The kids started by cracking eggs into a flat pie pan. We ended up using 6 eggs and 12 pieces of bread.
Then they cut the crust off the bread. Because if you eat crust it tastes weird and monsters can grow in your tummy. Straight from their mouths. I couldn’t make that up if I tried.
Then you add cinnamon, sugar and vanilla to the eggs and dunk (again their words not mine) the bread in the eggy mixture.
Finally you fry it up in the electric skillet.
Bon appetit mes petits enfants!
*** Gluten-Free update: Wondering what to do with all your left over Udi’s Bread ends?!? Wonder no more! We save all our ends/heels and I freeze them until we have enough to make our favorite eggy bread!