Well folks, let me tell y’all about the sheer joy I get from cooking for my nearest and dearest. There’s really nothin’ better than sharing a scrumptious meal together, ya know? Now, hold onto your hats, because today we’re gonna whip up some crowd-pleasin’ French Toast that’ll tantalize your taste buds and leave ’em beggin’ for more!
First off, why settle for a measly slice of bread when you can pick up a good ol’ loaf of challah or brioche? Trust me, these guys will elevate your French Toast game to dizzying heights. Alrighty, first things first, let’s slice that bread up thick and lay it out to dry overnight. Yeah, I know, patience isn’t always our strong suit, but this step is crucial if you wanna avoid a soggy mess.
Now, let’s crack on with that egg mixture! We’ll whisk together some eggs, milk or cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and even a pinch of nutmeg for a little somethin’ extra. Don’t forget a touch of honey or maple syrup to sweeten the deal, my friends!
Heads up, it’s time to crank up the heat on that trusty skillet! Drop in a knob of butter as if your life depends on it because we’re goin’ for a dance of sizzle and aroma. Once that’s melted, take each chunk of bread for a quick swim in the egg mixture and straight onto the hot skillet. But, hey, don’t dilly dally too long with the soak, or your bread will be a soggy sponge.
Now, keep those peepers peeled for that golden-brown crust to form. Give ’em a flip, and don’t be shy — a little flair never hurt nobody! Once you’ve got both sides lookin’ picture perfect, it’s time to plate up, drizzle with syrup, and pile on those mouth-waterin’ toppings.
Oh boy, you better be ready to fend off some ravenous guests because they’ll be comin’ back for more, crowing about your to-die-for French Toast! Enjoy, y’all!
- Gather ingredients: challah or brioche loaf, eggs, milk or cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey or maple syrup, and butter.
- Slice bread thickly, ideally at least an inch thick.
- Lay out the slices to dry overnight to prevent sogginess.
- Whisk together eggs, milk or cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg in a large, shallow dish.
- Stir in a touch of honey or maple syrup to the egg mixture for extra sweetness.
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add a generous amount of butter.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, ensuring it is fully coated but not soaked through.
- Place the dipped slices onto the hot, buttered skillet and cook until golden brown on each side.
- Keep an eye on the French Toast to avoid burning – it should cook for around 2-4 minutes on each side.
- Remove cooked French Toast from skillet and transfer to a serving platter.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, or a drizzling of maple syrup.
That was fresh!