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French Toast

The BEST French Toast! Fluffy and tender on the inside, gloriously browned on the outside. Learn how to make amazing French toast, including what bread to use, the perfect batter, and how to cook it.
Is there nothing better than French toast for Sunday breakfast?
Thick slices of bread, soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup. This has to be one of our favorite, and most indulgent, breakfast dishes.

Best Bread for French Toast

French toast comes out best if you work with thick slices of French or Italian loaf bread that are several days old. That way they’ve had a chance to firm up, which will make the slices hold up better when you dip them in the egg milk mixture and fry them.
Thin slices of fresh bread tend to fall apart or get mushy when you do this, making for lousy French toast.

French Toast Additions

Powdered Sugar: Many people love to sprinkle powdered sugar over their French toast! Personally I think there’s is plenty enough sugar in the maple syrup, so I don’t bother with adding more.

Orange zest and Triple Sec: One of my favorite variations, the idea for which I picked up from The Silver Palate Cookbook 20-some odd years ago, is to add some orange zest and a bit of Triple Sec orange liqueur to the batter for extra zing.

How To Keep French Toast Warm

Preheat your oven to 170°F, and place a baking sheet in it. Transfer cooked slices of French toast to the baking sheet in a single layer to keep warm as you’re cooking additional slices. Do not place the slices on top of each other or they will get soggy.

 

Best Toppings for French Toast

The classic topping for French toast is butter and maple syrup (or pancake syrup), but feel free to get creative with these toppings. Choose one or mix and match.

Chocolate chips

Ripe banana slices

Fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries

Whipped cream

Lemon curd

Chocolate-hazelnut spread

Cinnamon sugar

Apple butter

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