Today is our 41st Anniversary; actually, we've been together 46 years (we were high school sweethearts). If you follow my recipe blog, you know that I call him "Picky-picky husband" (because he is very timid when it comes to trying ANY new recipes); but he is a GREAT guy and we are more in love today than ever.
First of all, a tip about the kind of bread you need.
1. ANY bread will work, but SOME breads make a much better French toast than others.
2. Fresh, soft bread makes the worst French toast; day old (or even week old) bread works better.
3. Thicker bread makes better French toast than thinner bread.
4. Sweet bread like Texas toast works well, as do semi-stale cinnamon rolls (sliced) and of course raisin bread, (so keep an open mind when thinking about bread choices)!!
4 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
dash nutmeg (optional)
Whisk all of the above until very well mixed. I like to use my immersion blender to do this. Dip the bread into the mixture and let it sit for 10 or 15 seconds (longer if the bread is extra dry) then lift out and cook on preheated (and buttered) frying pan (I get the best results from my electric frying pan). Cook until the French toast is golden brown on both sides.
Serve immediately with butter and HOT maple syrup.
NOTE: You can use milk instead of cream, but the cream gives a richer taste and helps the French toast get that golden "crust".