I got the recipe years ago from Greg's Aunt, Karen. Its a family favorite in their house... and now in ours as well. Its great with fresh fruit or just your favorite kind of syrup. Greg knows he will have a happy wife if he makes this on a Sunday morning... just like he did last Sunday! He's one smart guy, I tell ya.
Union Pacific French Toast
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2 TBSP Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 Cups Milk
French Bread, sliced 1-2 inches thick
Mix dry ingredients, then whisk in milk and eggs to make smooth batter. **Heat about 1/4 inch depth of oil in a frying pan/skillet. Once oil is heated, keep temperature @ medium to medium high heat. Dip bread in batter, completely coating both sides, and fry about 30 seconds on each side, or until the bread looks golden brown. Watch carefully so as not to scorch. Place on platter lined with paper towels to allow excess oil to drip off. The toast should have a pretty scone-like appearance. Serve warm with syrup, fruit, whipped cream, etc.
** I don't usually do this step. I just put a little butter or a small amount of oil in the pan to prevent sticking. I can't bring myself to deep fry these babies! But that said... Greg loves them when they are actually fried! Also, you really need to use a thick bread for this. Texas toast is fine, but a real french bread is better. I always use Challah bread and its heavenly!