How to Make French Toast – A Quick and Easy Recipe
Today, I am sharing How to Make French Toast. This is a classic quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for beginners.
Let’s Make it Perfect!
French Toast is easy to make, but there are a few little tricks to make it perfect—and not floppy and soggy! In this video, I share my best tips to make sure your French Toast comes out light and fluffy on the inside and crispy sweet on the outside—perfect every time!
A Nutritious Spin on French Toast
French Toast is often made with a loaf of thin, store-bought sandwich bread. Unfortunately, this kind of bread can often create a limp, tasteless, end product.
Instead, you’ll want to choose a thick-cut sourdough bread as your starting point for this recipe. Sourdough bread is a nutritious option, and this type of bread is easy to digest. The nice feature about sourdough is that it is still familiar in appearance to plain white bread, which is helpful if you are in the process of making the transition to traditional foods. Familiar is always helpful…especially when introducing traditional foods to your family.
You’ll find that little bit of tang of the sourdough to be a welcome contrast to the French Toast’s sweet exterior. So with sourdough bread, eggs, and half and half, French Toast can be a nutritious and tasty breakfast or brunch treat!
With French Toast—Simple is Best
There’s nothing fancy or difficult about this recipe because when it comes to Fresh Toast, simple is the best. That’s why this recipe is perfect for beginners. As long as you start with the right bread—thick cut and stale—dip it in a lightly-flavored custard, and then fry it up on low heat, your French Toast will come out perfect every time. That’s all it takes! Watch my video to see how easy this recipe is.
Serve it for Brunch…or Anytime!
Since French Toast is easy to make, you can literally whip it together whenever you’re craving this tasty treat. It’s perfect for your holiday brunch…and it will have everyone wanting more!
More Ideas for Easy Baked Goods and Holiday Treats
Now that you’ve learned how to make the perfect French Toast, try your hand at an Easy No-Knead Bread. And if you’re entertaining, be sure to check out some of these wonderful holiday recipes, including an hors d’oeuvre platter to feed a crowd!
- No Knead Sourdough Bread Recipe – FAST and FOOLPROOF
- Giant Party Platter – For Holiday Entertaining
- Cherry Pistachio Baked Brie Recipe
- How to Make Marmalade Jam with a Step-By-Step Guide To Water Bath Canning
- Orange Marmalade and Ginger Glazed Ham Recipe
- Italian Ricotta Christmas Cookies Recipe
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- Pie plate, cake pan, or other shallow type pan or dish
- Frying pan
- Baking sheet
- Wire rack, optional
- 1 loaf Sourdough bread
- 1 cup Half and half milk or cream can be substituted
- 3 large Eggs
- 2 tablespoons Maple syrup or other natural sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon Fine ground sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, optional
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract, optional
- Butter for coating the frying pan
- Powdered sugar optional
- Slice loaf of bread into 8 thick-cut slices approximately 3/4" thick.
- Allow bread to stale at room temperature overnight or dry out bread in a 350°F oven for approximately five minutes.
- Make the custard by mixing the half and half, maple syrup, salt, and eggs together until well blended. Also add the cinnamon and vanilla extract, if using.
- Pour the custard into a shallow pan and dip each piece of bread into the custard for 30 seconds on each side.
- Place the dipped bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a wire rack that's placed on a baking sheet. Allow each slice to rest and absorb the custard as you continue to dip the remaining slices of bread.
- Warm a frying pan on low to medium-low heat and add a small amount of butter to coat the bottom of the pan.
- Once the butter has melted, add the first piece of dipped bread to the pan and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp.
- Remove the golden toast to a heat-proof serving platter that's placed into a warm oven. Adjust the oven heat on the lowest setting to keep the French Toast warm as you continue to cook each piece.
- Serve warm topped with maple syrup and powdered sugar. Enjoy!
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