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A Delicious French Toast Recipe – One of My Favorite Breakfast Foods!

 
Best French Toast RecipeHello friends, today I am going to share with you my best French Toast Recipe. Not only is this my best French Toast recipe, it is a really easy French Toast recipe to make. In fact I’d say it is the perfect French Toast.

I love French toast, this is one of my all-time favorite breakfast dishes. And it is also perfect for lunch, especially the way I make it. It’s simple and such a delicious recipe!
 

So, who invented French toast?

 
The dish we know as “French toast” actually dates back to ancient Rome, where it was known as “Pan Dulcis.” This early version was made with stale bread that was soaked in milk and then fried.

The French began making their own version of the dish in the 16th century, calling it “pain perdu,” or “lost bread,” because it was a way to use up stale bread that would otherwise be thrown away.

The French toast we know and love today actually originated in America, where it was popularized by colonial cooks who adapted the dish to suit their own tastes. It wasn’t until the 18th century that the dish began to be known by its French name, “pain perdu.”
 

What is the Secret for the best French Toast?

 
The first secret is to use the right bread. I like to use nice, thick bread slices of brioche bread. But you certainly can also use a nice French bread or even challah bread.

For extra flavor, the ingredients I like to add to the egg mixture includes a little bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and Tahitian vanilla extract.

Once you’ve soaked your toasted bread slices in the egg mixture, all you need to do is fry them in a little bit of butter. Be sure to bring your frying pan up to temperature before placing your French toast bread slice in the pan.

Serve with my special berries syrup (see below) or even some warm maple syrup, and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast.
 

Here’s what I think is my most important secret to making the best French toast recipe

 
I love to make a special syrup with fresh berries, a little powdered sugar, and a touch of Grand Marnier! You can also use a mixed berry coulis.

Of course if you don’t want alcohol, or if you are making it for the kids, you can substitute orange juice, or use maple syrup. Oh, oh, oh you’re going to love this one friends! This truly is the perfect French toast recipe, delicious!
 

Best French Toast Recipe Delicious

My Best French Toast Recipe with a Special Syrup! Delicious!

I love French toast...my favorite breakfast food! Especially when topped in my special syrup made with fresh berries, a little sugar and a touch of Grand Marnier! And don't worry, if it is for the kids you can always substitute orange juice for the Grand Marnier. Or use maple syrup.
Either way they are going to love it!
5 from 10 votes
Servings 2 Servings

Ingredients
  

For the Toast:

  • 4 thick slices of Brioche Bread or any bread you like previously toasted and a light toasty brown
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar or more if you like it very sweet
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Tahitian Vanilla, use whatever kind of vanilla you have on hand

For the Fruits:

  • 2 tablespoons of Sweet Butter
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier or OJ for the kids version

To Serve:

  • Maple Syrup to drizzle on top of the toast
  • Powder Sugar

Instructions
 

For the Toast:

  • In a frying pan large enough to host your bread heat about 2 tablespoons of sweet (not salted) butter.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a lasagna pan.  And dip the bread in there for about one minute. Be careful, too long will make the bread soggy and mushy.
  • Add to your pan and cook them until a beautiful golden brown.  

For the Fruits:

  • In another smaller pan, heat 1 or 2 tablespoons of sweet butter and when hot add about ¼ cup of sugar, add Grand Marnier.  When hot, add the strawberries and other berries and cook them for a couple minutes.

To Serve:

  • Add two golden toasts on each plate and drizzle with Maple Syrup and top with fruits.

Video

Notes

For the Non-Stick Fry Pan:  click here
For the Tahitian Vanilla: click here

Following are some common FAQs about French Toast

  1. What are some common toppings for the best French toast?
  2. How do you make French toast not soggy?
  3. Can French Toast be made in advance?
  4. Can you store cooked French toast?
  5. How long does cooked French Toast last?
  6. Can I freeze French Toast?
  7. What kind of breads make the best French toast?
  8. Can you make a savory French toast?
  9. What are the most common mistakes when making French Toast?
What are some common toppings for the best French Toast?
There are all sorts of toppings that can be used for French toast, but some of the most common toppings are: butter, syrup, honey, sugar, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, and jams.
But as you see in my best French Toast recipe my favorite is a syrup made with berries and Gran Mariner!
How do you make French toast not soggy?
One of my secrets, to preventing soggy French toast, (so don’t tell anyone!) is to slightly toast my brioche bread slices before dunking them in the egg mixture. This helps to “set” the bread so that it doesn’t get too soggy when frying.
Can French Toast be made in advance?
I get this question a lot. And the answer is yes! You can absolutely prepare French toast in advance. In fact, I think it tastes even better when made ahead of time and then reheated in the oven or microwave.
Simply prepare the French toast as directed, but do not cook it. Instead, place the uncooked slices on a baking sheet and store them in the fridge overnight (or for up to 24 hours).
When you’re ready to cook them, simply bake at 350 degrees until nicely browned and heated through (about 10-15 minutes). And serve them with warm maple syrup and powdered sugar!
Can you store cooked French toast?
Yes, you can store French toast! Simply place the cooked slices on a baking sheet, or better still place them in a plastic bag with piece of wax paper between each slice, and place them in the fridge.
When you’re ready to reheat them, simply bake at 350 degrees until nicely browned and heated through (about 10-15 minutes) and serve them with butter and real maple syrup. A lot of friends also enjoys them with powdered sugar.
5) How long does cooked French Toast last?
Cooked French toast will last in the fridge for up to four days.
6) Can I freeze French Toast?
Yes, you can freeze French toast! Simply place the uncooked or cooked slices on a covered baking sheet, or place them in a plastic bag with piece of wax paper between each slice, and store them in the freezer for up to three months.
When you’re ready to cook or reheat them, simply bake at 350 degrees until a nice light brown. Or better still, if they where previously cooked, you can pop them in the toaster, and when warmed through serve them with butter and warm maple syrup, or even a little powered sugar, for a quick morning breakfast or mid-day snack!
Have I mentioned I love French Toast!
7) What kind of breads are best for French toast?
There are all sorts of breads that can be used for French toast, but in my opinion, the best breads for French toast are: Brioche, challah, or even pain de mie. These breads are rich and have a higher egg content, which makes them extra delicious!
But don't be afraid to experiment my friends! Make it with raisin bread, or even pumpernickel bread. It really all comes down to your own personal taste and how adventurous you are.
8) Can you make a savory Frenched toast?
Yes, you can make a savory French toast! Simply omit the sugar and add in your favorite savory toppings.
Some of my favorites include: bacon, sausage, ham, cheese, sauteed onions, and even avocado. The possibilities are endless! Let you imagination run wild!
9) What are the most common mistakes when preparing French Toast?
1. Not using the right bread: As I mentioned above, the best breads for French toast are brioche, challah bread, or pain de mie. These breads are rich and have a higher egg content, which makes them extra delicious!
2. Not soaking the bread long enough: This is crucial! If you don’t soak the bread long enough, it will be dry and won’t absorb the egg mixture properly.
3. Using too much milk: This is a common mistake that people make. They think that by using more milk, the French toast will be creamier. But this actually isn’t the case. If you use too much milk, the French toast will be soggy and won’t cook properly.
4. Not using enough butter: This is another common mistake. People think that by using less butter, the French toast will be healthier. But in reality, you need to use enough butter to coat the pan and prevent the bread from sticking. Otherwise, your French toast will be dry and stuck to the pan!
Besides if you have watched my other videos you know the more butter the better!!
5. Overcooking or Undercooking the French Toast: This is probably the most common mistake people make when making French toast. French toast should be golden brown and cooked through, but not overcooked or burnt.
6. Not using enough eggs: This is a mistake that a lot of people make. They think that by using fewer eggs, the French toast will be lighter. But in reality, you need to use enough eggs to coat the bread and make sure it cooks through properly.
7. Not using the right pan: It’s important to use a frying pan that is large enough to fit all of your slices of bread. Otherwise, your French toast will be overcooked on the outside and raw in the middle.
8. Not preheating the pan: This is crucial! If you don’t preheat the pan, your French toast will stick to the pan and won’t cook evenly.
9. Flipping the French toast too soon: This is a common mistake people make. They think that by flipping the toast too early, it will cook more evenly. But in reality, you should wait until the first side is golden brown before flipping it over. Otherwise, your French toast will be overcooked on the outside and raw in the middle.
10. Not adding a topping to your French toast: This of course is a personal preference. So you can go either way here. But, I prefer mine with a topping whether it is something simple like maple syrup, powdered sugar or even whipped cream, to a light syrup made with Gran Marnier with fresh berries or fruit.

In Conclusion

Any way you go, in the end this is your best French toast recipe so it is going to be delicious.
Now that you know the most common mistakes people make when making French toast, you’re well on your way to becoming a French toast master! Just remember to use the right bread, soak the bread properly, use the right amount of eggs, and don’t overcook the toast. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be sure to make perfect French toast every time
So there you have it, everything you need to know to create your best French Toast Recipe. Don't be afraid to experiment, and enjoy!
"I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance."Steven Wright
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