Homemade Classic French Toast Recipe
My goodness, this is absolutely impossible to resist, and here's the reason why:
- golden-brown, crunchy exterior
- the egg mixture coats the bread beautifully, making it soft, delicious, and fluffy
- it's not overly sweet, yet it's super flavorful, milky, and delicious
- this recipe only takes 15 minutes
- kids and adults love it
- there are endless topping choices for this recipe
How to make Classic French Toast
Making French Toast at home couldn't be easier. You will find the complete list of ingredients and the method below. Here we're going to walk through the steps, so you can see better how to make it step by step.
- Cut the bread into thicker slices.
- In a deep baking dish, combine the ingredients for the coating
- Dip the bread into the liquid mixture
- Heat the butter in a pan and cook the French Toast
- Place the French Toast on paper towels to get rid of any excess fat
- Serve plain or with your favorite topping
What to serve with sweet French Toast
Honestly, eggy bread is perfect just as it is. Plain, crunchy outside, and soft inside. There's no need for any special additions. However, we like to serve it with different toppings from time to time. These are great:
- lightly dusted with icing sugar
- drizzled with good quality maple syrup or honey
- serve with fresh berries or other seasonal fruits
- homemade blueberry jam
- poached rhubarb and pistachios
- chocolate sauce
Best Bread for French Toast
Choosing the proper bread for French Toast is essential. These are great:
- Brioche Bread
- White Sandwich bread
- White Toast
- Hokkaido Bread (our favorite)
- Milk Bread (with or without raisins)
It's best to serve this Classic French Toast immediately, warm, or at room temperature. Feel free to make different toppings ahead of time.
Tips and Tricks for a delicious Classic French Toast
This is such an easy recipe. You will master it in no time. However, for those of you who want to dive even deeper into the recipe, here are the tricks and tips on always making delicious, golden french toast.
- Use stale bread. Instead of using freshly bought bread, use one-day-old bread. It will be more evenly coated, and not only outside, but inside too. If you were to use fresh bread, only the exterior would get covered, and the interior would stay dry, which we don't want.
- Use a combination of regular butter and clarified butter for cooking. This combination works great; it prevents the butter from smoking, making the french toast even more flavorful. Feel free to substitute the clarified butter with vegetable oil or coconut oil.
- Prick the bread with a fork, especially if you feel like the liquid isn't going all the way through the whole bread. Use a fork to prick it all over. Then dip it into the liquid mixture again to ensure even coating, inside and out.
- Feel free to turn these sweet french toast into a savory one. In that case, simply omit the sugar and vanilla. Then, add your favorite savory topping.
- We love this French Toast with Bacon and Hot Sauce.
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