Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins
To produce French toast that is extra-crisp on the outside, whisk flour into the egg mixture before soaking the bread.
- 4 slices sandwich bread (high-quality)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 large egg, beaten (and then 1 tablespoon removed and discarded)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon table salt
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Arrange the bread on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and bake until slightly dry, about 15 minutes.
- While the bread is in the oven, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and whisk it with the milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Slowly whisk in the flour until smooth.
- Pour the batter into a shallow dish large enough to hold 2 slices of bread.
- Transfer 2 pieces of the bread from the oven into the batter and soak both sides, about 30 seconds per side.
- Meanwhile, melt 1 more tablespoon of the butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until beginning to brown, swirling to coat the pan.
- Remove the bread from the batter, allowing excess batter to drip back into the dish, and lay it in the hot skillet.
- Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Adjust heat to prevent from browning too quickly.
- Transfer the French toast to the wire rack and keep warm in the oven.
- Repeat with the remaining butter, bread, and batter.
this recipe was pretty good. but they need to add that after you butter the skillet on medium, turn the heat to low so your french toast won't burn. :) other than that, it was great.