Best French Toast

This is the best French toast recipe ever! Soft and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and made with a maple and vanilla custard.

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This is the best french toast recipe ever! Soft and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and made with a maple and vanilla custard.

Ingredients Needed for Best French Toast

  • Challah bread
  • heavy cream
  • eggs
  • maple syrup
  • butter
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon

This is the best french toast recipe ever! Soft and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and made with a maple and vanilla custard.

How to Make This Recipe

This recipe takes a few extra steps, but I promise it’s totally worth it! Don’t skip out on any of the following instructions, and you’ll have the most delicious French Toast of all time ever.

  • Use challah bread. I used to think any thick-sliced bread would do, but I have been totally converted after trying this recipe made with challah. I’ll never go back!
  • Dry out the slices in the oven. Yes it takes a couple of extra minutes, but this is the MOST CRITICAL step in achieving thick, non-soggy, amazing French toast.
  • Give the slices of bread a minute to drain off the excess custard mixture before placing them on a griddle. This will make sure you’re not cooking your bread slices in a puddle of eggs and cream!

This is the best french toast recipe ever! Soft and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and made with a maple and vanilla custard.

This is the best french toast recipe ever! Soft and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and made with a maple and vanilla custard.

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Best French Toast

This is the best French toast recipe ever! Soft and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and made with a maple and vanilla custard.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-pound) loaf challah bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices (10 to 12 slices)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, heavy cream, or a combination of the two
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 300°F.
  2. Place the bread slices in a single layer on the rack. Bake until dry to the touch on both sides, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack.
  3. Meanwhile, make the custard: place the milk or cream, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Whisk until fully combined (no streaks of egg remaining). Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. Add as many slices of challah as can fit in a single layer. Soak, flipping once, until drenched but not falling apart, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Return to wire rack (letting excess drip off into baking sheet) and repeat with remaining challah slices.
  5. Cook on a butter griddle (I prefer to use an electric griddle) until golden brown on both sides.

https://www.thekitchn.com/challah-french-toast-264194

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