This was my first time making french toast. I’m not sure why- it’s so easy. But I recently found out that Scott used to love french toast as a kid so I decided to finally give it a try. As simple as it is, it was hard to choose a recipe. This one was a success.
You can add things to the batter or add all sorts of toppings. But the key is to use a good bread (like French, Italian, Brioche, or Panettone) that is a day old- not processed white sandwich bread.
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk or cream
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
8 slices of good quality, day old bread (cut into 1/2 inch slices) I used 4 large slices of brioche
Butter for frying
|In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon (if using). Transfer the egg mixture to a large shallow glass or ceramic dish. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick frying pan, over medium to medium-high heat, melt about one tablespoon of butter. Fry the slices of bread until golden brown on one side and then turn and fry the other side. If not serving immediately, keep warm in a 250 degree F (130 degree C) oven. Continue frying the other slices of bread, adding more butter as needed.
Serve immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar and pure maple syrup or fresh fruit.
From: Joy of Baking