How to Make French Toast
Sweet and chewy French toast is the perfect way to say bonjour to your weekend.
A classic weekend favorite, French toast is a great way to use up stale bread. Plus, it's simple and quick to prepare. You can freeze the leftovers and pop them in the toaster or microwave for a fast weekday breakfast. Follow this step-by-step guide to create fantastic French toast every time.
To start, you'll need: 1/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons canola oil, Butter, syrup and powdered sugar for garnish and 8 slices of Texas toast bread
Make the Batter
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt until combined. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs.
Slowly pour 2/3 cup whole milk into the dry ingredients while whisking.
Add Eggs and Vanilla
Stir in the eggs and vanilla. If batter turns lumpy, use a hand mixer, food processor or blender until the mixture is smooth.
Dip Bread in Batter
Heat a large skillet to medium or medium-high heat. If you're using a griddle pan, set it to 325°F to 350°F. Place oil in a skillet or pan, and spread it around to coat the pan. Dip each slice of bread into the batter for 30 seconds on each side.
Pour the batter into a large baking dish to make soaking go faster. Or just soak one slice at a time in your mixing bowl to save yourself a dish. It's also easier if you soak the bread in batches to prevent it from getting too soggy.
Cook the Bread
Let some of the batter drip off a slice, then place it on the skillet or griddle. Cook slice for about 1- 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
You can use butter instead of canola oil for cooking French toast, just be careful not to burn the butter. If the butter starts smoking, turn the heat down a little.
Serve and Enjoy!
Dish up your French toast with real butter, hot syrup and powdered sugar. Or cut it into sticks and serve with a side of syrup for dipping.
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Save leftovers by freezing slices on a baking sheet in a single layer until frozen solid. Place slices in a freezer bag until ready to use. To reheat, pop slices in the toaster or microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. For larger batches, put slices on a cookie sheet and heat in 350°F oven for 10 minutes, flip and bake another 5 minutes or until heated.