It's THE sweet breakfast to make for special occasions, Christmas morning, birthdays, or just a rainy Sunday morning. French toast, also known as gingerbread, is a dish that children and adults, young and old, love. It is a classic that is delicious plain, dusted with confectioners' or drizzled with good quality real maple syrup. In this post, you'll find all the tips and tricks you need to make the best sweet French toast from scratch. In just 15 minutes, you can already have this fabulous dish on your table.
HOMEMADE CLASSIC FRENCH TOAST RECIPE
My goodness, it's absolutely impossible to resist, and here's why:
- golden brown, crispy exterior
- The mixture coats the bread wonderfully, making it soft, delicious and chewy.
- It's not overly sweet, but it's super flavorful, milky and delicious.
- this recipe only takes 15 minutes
- kids and adults love it
- the topping options for this recipe are endless.
HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC FRENCH TOAST:
Making French toast at home couldn't be easier . You'll find the full list of ingredients and method below. Here, we'll go through the steps, so you can better see how to do it step by step.
- Cut the bread into thicker slices.
- In a deep dish, mix 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 remove excess grease.
- Serve plain or with your favourite topping.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SWEET FRENCH TOAST:
Honestly, the sandwich bread is perfect as is . Natural, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. There is no need for any special additions. However, we do like to serve it with different toppings from time to time. These are perfect:
- lightly dusted with powdered
- drizzled with maple syrup or good quality
- served with fresh berries or other seasonal fruits
- blueberry jam
- poached rhubarb and pistachios
BEST BREAD FOR FRENCH TOAST:
It is essential to choose the right bread for French toast. These are excellent:
- Brioche bread
- White sandwich bread
- Toasted white bread
- Hokkaido bread (our favorite)
- Bread with milk (with or without raisins)
This classic French toast is best served immediately, warm or at room temperature. Feel free to prepare different toppings in advance.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A DELICIOUS CLASSIC FRENCH TOAST
This is such an easy recipe. You'll master it in no time. However, for those of you who want to dive even deeper into the recipe, here are the tips and tricks to always make delicious French toast.
- Use stale bread. Instead of using freshly purchased bread, use day-old bread. It will be more evenly coated, and not just on the outside, but also on the inside. If you use fresh bread, only the outside will be coated, and the inside will remain dry, which we don't want.
- Use a combination of regular butter and clarified butter for baking. This combination works very well; it keeps the butter from smoking, making the French toast even tastier. Feel free to substitute vegetable oil or coconut oil for the clarified butter.
- Prick the bread with a fork, especially if you feel like the liquid isn't going all the way through the bread. Use a fork to poke it all over. Then dip it back into the liquid mixture to ensure an even coating, inside and out.
- Feel free to turn this sweet French toast into a savory bread. In this case, simply omit the and vanilla. Then add your favorite savory topping.
- We love this bacon and hot French toast.
LETS GET COOKING!
JUST A FEW MOMENTS IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
- MAKES 6
- FRENCH TOASTS
- PREPARATION: 5 MINUTES
- COOK: 10 MINUTES
- TOTAL TIME: 15 MINUTES
- 6 slices of one day old bread (brioche, milk, hokkaido)
- 240 ml (1 cup) full-fat milk
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 1 tbsp
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp clarified butter
TOOLS AND EQUIPEMENT:
- BREAD KNIFE
- CUTTING BOARD
- DEEP BAKING DISH
- LARGE NON-STICK PAN
- PAPER TOWELS
Cut the bread into slices 2 to 3 cm thick. In a deep dish, combine eggs, milk, whipping cream, salt, vanilla and sugar. Beat with a whisk until smooth. Dip each slice of bread into the mixture separately. Before adding the next portion of bread, be sure to quickly whisk the liquid mixture. Leave the bread in the mixture for one minute. The bread should be coated all around and through.
If you feel like the liquid is not penetrating the bread, poke it a few times with a fork.
Place a large non-stick skillet with the butter and clarified butter over medium-high heat. Using a spatula, transfer the French toast to the pan. Cook two slices of bread at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 4 minutes on each side.
Feel free to use vegetable oil or coconut oil instead of clarified butter.
Line a rack or plate with paper towels. Place the baked French toast on the towels to remove excess oil. Divide the toast among plates and serve. Optionally, sprinkle with powdered or drizzle with maple syrup. Serve warm or at room temperature.