Cooking with the kids is undoubtedly messy but it leads to a fun memorable family togetherness that kids always cherish. So let the kids put on their chef hat and apron and cook away
French toast is one easy meal that can be prepared with the help of kids. You can have this for dinner as well on days you drag your feet home on practice days.
So to start with, the French don’t even call it “French toast”, instead they call it “ pain perdu” which means “ lost bread” because they use day old bread or stale bread aka lost bread to make French toast.
Brioche bread makes the best French toast but you don’t have to go looking for it. I suggest white bread that’s refrigerated, so it’s a little stiff and can soak up the French toast batter better.
Egg – 4
milk – 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Brioche bread or white bread
Unsalted butter for cooking – as per your wish
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Fruit – your choice
1. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla essence and salt together in a shallow container. You could add cinnamon powder too.
2. Powder the sugar. Keep aside for plating.
3. Now slice the bread into half diagonally. Keep the skillet on low medium flame. Melt some butter. Dip both sides of the bread and coat the batter evenly and cook both sides till golden brown.
4. Place the cooked French toast on to a plate, dust some powdered sugar on it, drizzle some maple syrup and add lots of fruits.
5. Lastly enjoy wholeheartedly.
Learn as you cook tips
1. Let the kids crack the eggs and whisk.
2. Let them measure, talk about unit of measurement and fractions
3. Use words like whisk, beat, ingredients, dip, drizzle.
4. Always supervise them. Only if they are ready, let them flip the toast with a grown up’s help.
5. Let them plate and create their masterpiece. Give them a variety of options to choose from. They could top it off with sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts, whipped cream, toasted coconut, jelly or even ice cream on special weekends.
Happy Cooking 🙂