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.
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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