French Toast for Two
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- Ready In:
- 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.
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