About the Name: This recipe is named for the Nancy Drew book #43 Mystery of the 99 Steps. There is only one version of this book. While it begins in America much of it takes place in France.
About The Recipe: This is a very simple recipe for French toast. The recipe contains more suggested toppings than ingredients for the main dish.
Taste: I used a somewhat sweet bread, which made up for the fact that there are no sweeteners in this recipe, aside from the optional toppings. Even though I burned mine a little, it still tasted fine.
Ease of Preparation: This is a pretty easy recipe. The hardest thing is flipping the toast. Despite the tablespoon of butter, my toast got stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Clarity of instructions: The instructions say to melt the butter on low heat. They do not say to turn up the heat after putting the toast in. Otherwise, they are fine.
Presentation: Not the prettiest meal, especially if burnt and stuck to the pan like mine.
Conclusions: Decent in taste and somewhat easy, but nothing spectacular.