How to Make French ToastIt's traditional to make French toast from day-old bread, mainly because it's a great way to use leftover bread. But French toast made with stale bread is actually better, because stale bread will absorb more of the egg mixture than fresh bread will. Indeed, But if all you have is fresh bread, try toasting it very slightly beforehand.
This easy French toast recipe can be modified and enhanced by adding cinnamon, nutmeg or orange zest. For grown-up French toast, add a splash of rum or brandy to the custard mixture.
Also see: Thick French Toast Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 tsp sugar
- 8 slices regular white bread
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Pre-heat oven to 200°F.
- Beat the eggs thoroughly. Whisk in the sugar, half and half and vanilla.
- Pour the egg mixture into a shallow glass dish. An inch deep should be fine.
- Heat your griddle to medium-low, and melt the butter on it.
- Soak a couple of slices of bread (but only as many your griddle can accommodate at once) in the eggs while you count to ten. Flip them over and repeat.
- Carefully remove the soaked slices from the eggs, letting the excess liquid drain back into the dish, and transfer the bread to the griddle. Flip when the bottoms are golden brown. When the other sides are also golden brown, remove from the griddle.
- Serve French toast right away, or transfer it to a dish in the oven to keep warm.