French Toast Snow Family
French toast is derived from the French words "pain perdu", which literally means lost bread. Lost bread was a dish intended to make use of day-old or stale baguettes. Use day-old bread to make this seasonal treat with your child for a leisurely weekend breakfast or a light evening supper together.
long, narrow loaf of French bread powdered sugar and/or maple syrup 1/2 cup milk 1 Tbsp. sugar 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 2 eggs salt shortening or margarine raisins griddle or frying pan knife (ADULT ONLY) bowl spatula spoon, fork measuring spoons, cups
What to do:
- If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
- With your child, gather everything you'll need.
- Cut several oval-shaped slices from a loaf of French bread.
- Invite your child to crack 2 eggs into a shallow bowl and beat until foamy.
- Help him measure and add 1/2 cup milk, 1 Tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, a dash of salt, and mix the ingredients well.
- Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium-high heat.
- Grease the pan with margarine.
- Invite your child to dip the bread into the egg mixture coating each side. Carefully place it on the griddle, and cook on each side until lightly browned.
- Encourage your child to place 2 or 3 ovals on a plate and form a snow person. Invite him to add raisin facial features and buttons. Sprinkle with "snow" (powdered sugar), and eat with maple syrup if you wish.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- How would you like to decorate your French toast snow person?
- What does French toast taste like to you?
- When do you like to eat French toast?