There are few breakfast foods as universally beloved as French toast. The combination of soft, custard-soaked bread fried to golden perfection and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup is the stuff that weekend brunch dreams are made of. In this article, I will instruct you how to make the best French toast from scratch.

1. The Best French Toast Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8-10 slices challah or brioche bread, 1-inch thick
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, for cooking

Instructions

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt until well combined.

Allow the bread slices to sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes to firm up slightly. This will help the bread soak up the custard mixture without falling apart.

Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the pan.

Working in batches, dip the bread slices into the custard mixture, allowing them to soak for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side.

Carefully transfer the soaked bread slices to the hot pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Resist the urge to move the slices around too much during cooking. Let them develop a nice crispy exterior.

Add more butter to the pan as needed between batches.

Transfer the cooked French toast slices to a wire rack set over a baking sheet and keep them warm in a 200°F oven while you finish cooking the remaining batches.

Serve the french toast warm, with your desired toppings such as maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, or fresh fruit.

Enjoy this incredibly fluffy, richly flavored French toast that rivals any cafe or restaurant version! The combination of eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla creates a luxurious custard that perfectly soaks into the sturdy, slightly sweetened bread. With crisp edges and a soft, custardy interior, this is the best French toast recipe.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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