French toast. Thick, custard-like bread dripping in smooth, sweet maple syrup.. Now combine that along with a Sunday morning with sun streaming through the windows – that’s what I call a good start to the day.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 F
Step 2: Slice your bread about 1 inch thick. A note here about the bread you choose: bread is by far the most prominent ingredient in french toast, so it stands to reason that you pick it wisely. I like to use challah or brioche.
Step 3: Prep the french toast mixture by mixing together 1 egg, 1/3 cup milk, 1 tsp white sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla for every serving of french toast you’d like. Then add a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp of flour (I got this tip from Bonnie on allrecipes.com). A dash of cinnamon or nutmeg optional.
Step 4: Heat up your pan on medium-high heat, with ~2 tbsp of oil. Make sure your pan is hot enough before you put on your first slice, otherwise the egg mixture will spread.
Step 5: Liberally soak a slice of bread in the egg mixture, and place on the pan for 1-2 min each side, or until browned. Put it off to the side in an oven-safe dish, add more oil (we don’t want any burnt toasts here!), and repeat for each slice of french toast.
Step 6: Bake your french toast for 5 min. After taking it out, pour on a bit of maple syrup and/or powdered sugar, and dig in!
Recipe after the jump.
- 4 slices of bread, each 1 inch thick
- ⅔ cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp flour
- Pinch of salt
- Less than ¼ tsp of cinnamon (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 deg F
- Mix together all the ingredients (milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon)
- Heat about 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat, taking care that it is hot enough before placing the toast in it
- Soak a slice of bread in the egg mixture. Fry it for 1-2 min each side, or until browned. Put aside in an oven-safe dish
- Add more oil, and repeat step 4 for each slice of french toast.
- Bake for 5 min, then serve with maple syrup and/or powdered sugar