The best French toast ever?! Really? YES, really! Try this recipe and I predict that you will also be calling it the best you’ve ever had.
Alright, let’s start this post with the truth: I am not a breakfast person.
I don’t wake up hungry – most days I don’t want to eat until noon or so. And when I do eat before noon, I don’t want sweet things – or eggs. You read that right – this food blogger doesn’t eat eggs; poached, scrambled, omelet or otherwise, so most breakfast foods are just not my cup of tea (except for that occasional “Waffle House” waffle). (Edit, I do now eat eggs. 4 years later).
For those of you who LOVE breakfast, this is the ultimate French toast recipe. And it’s not overly complicated – it’s classic. Just the way it should be.
This is the best French toast that I have ever made. I will never go back to any other type of bread for it, and I may actually make French toast often, or at least in a healthy rotation with savory waffles.
Brioche and Alton Brown, I bow down to you for creating perfection. Delicious perfection.
I know I’m setting my self up for hate mail when this isn’t everyone’s favorite French toast, but it is the best ever. At least in my book. So there :p
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
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- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
- 4 tablespoons butter
- In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before.
- When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan.
- Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 222mg Sodium: 423mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 9g