Brazilian French Toast

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Simple and delicious!

For many Brazilians, Christmas supper has to be rounded off by a large helping of warm french toast, covered in cinnamon and sugar for dessert. This really makes sense: in such a moment of reflection, the sweet naivety of the dish can be a lesson in simplicity.

Ingredients

  • thickly sliced, stale, hard baguette.
  • 5 eggs beaten.
  • 750 ml red wine or 600 ml milk.
  • 1 ½ cup sugar.
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon.
  • vegetable oil (or butter) for frying.

How to make it

Pour the wine (or the milk) into a shallow bowl, and the beaten eggs into another one. Mix the sugar and the cinnamon on a plate. Heat the oil (or butter) in a frying pan. Dip each slice of bread first in the wine (or milk), then in the eggs. Fry it in very hot oil, and then transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. After that, coat it in the sugar mixture. Serve piping hot.