Gramma Pollock's French Toast Fave!

Yield: 2 Servings
My grandmother was responsible for my care and feeding while my baby brother was being born. One morning she said she was going to cook up some French toast and I, being a fussy child and fussier eater, decided that was something I would decline. She pointedly assured me that they would be find and that I should expand my boundaries and I'm glad I did as this was one of my favorite dishes afterwords.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 slices bread
  • powdered sugar

Preparation

Mix milk, vanilla, egg and salt in a bowl and lightly dip each side of bread before placing on a medium-heat griddle. Cook until brownish.

Lightly dust with powdered sugar -- some would say that one should sift said sugar, but I always enjoyed the lumpy sugary texture. One could have syrup too, I suppose, but we never made 'em that way and I didn't use syrup or butter 'til I started hanging out at greasy spoons.

COOKING MAGIC! The vanilla oils are suspended in alcohol. Note the effect the alcohol has on the milk when added to the mixture.