Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a French Toast recipe that my family has been enjoying for quite some time. It's a fun recipe to be enjoyed especially on a weekend morn. It's considered a special treat when I make these because they are delicious!
- 6 slices white bakery-style bread (at least 1 inch thick ) or 6 slices homemade white bread (at least 1 inch thick )
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten slightly
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- canola oil (for frying)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Quarter the bread slices diagonally and trim the crusts. Leave the bread to dry overnight, or spread the slices on a baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven to dry for 5 – 10 minutes. Do not turn the oven off.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the beaten egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
- Heat 2 – 3” of canola oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer until hot but not smoking (about 375 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Dip the bread slices in the batter, coating them completely. Fry them in the hot oil in small batches (4 – 6 at a time, depending on the size of the saucepan or fryer) for about 30 seconds on each side, until golden.
- Drain the bread on paper towels and keep the first batches hot by placing them in the oven while you fry the remainder. When you have finished frying all the toast, serve immediately. Serve with maple syrup, honey, or sugar and cinnamon to top the toast.
After a search for a real good recipes to do. And with resulted in other similar recipes, this one would receive the Nobel Pie Prize if such an accolade existed. I can do my happy food dance now!! I've will added this to my recipe book. THANK YOU !!!
Wow was this recipe excellent Forevermama. It was quick and easy to make with ingredients that are always found in my pantry ... this could be a bad thing, I ate all the beignets that I made, thank goodness I only made a third of the recipe. They were soooo good. Next time, I will make the whole recipe. I absolutely love french toast and donuts, this is a lovely combination of the two. The french toast beignets were light, tender and full of flavor. I coated them in homemade Vanilla Sugar for a really decadent treat. I raved about them so much that my french toast hating dh, asked where his were, hahaha .... he' ll have to wait till next month when I make these for my brothers visit. They are going to enjoy these very much. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that I will make again and have placed in my Best of 2013 Cookbook. Kudos to you.