How to Make The Best French Toast! We love french toast at our house. Take any french toast recipe, to a whole new level, with these two easy steps.
How to Make The Best French Toast
Thick Slices of bread make the best french toast. They simply absorb the batter better.
Toast the bread lightly beforehand. You can use a toaster for a small batch but an oven works best. This step prevents the bread from becoming soggy and gives you a light crisp and never soggy result.
Recipe and Directions
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half or light cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 slices dry white or whole wheat bread
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
Sliced bananas and walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 300F
Place bread on a wire rack or baking sheet. Bake bread about 8 minutes. flip, then bake another 8 minutes. Remove from rack and let cook 5 minutes. You can also use a toaster, turn it to the lowest setting and watch it. For large amounts, an oven works best.
Whisk ingredients together.
Transfer the mixture to a large baking dish.
Coat the bread in the batter for about 30 seconds on each side, then move to a baking sheet.
Turn oven to warm and store dipped toast in the oven to keep warm.
Add butter to a skillet, and cook over low heat. Transfer slices of bread to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer toast to a baking sheet, and place in the oven.
Repeat until all toast is cooked. Serve on my favorite white dishes with warm butter, powdered sugar, and/or maple syrup. We added walnuts and freshly sliced bananas for extra flavor.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens