French Toast

French Toast: A Guide

An adaptable guide to making any kind of French Toast using what you have.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of thick cut bread such as brioche, challah, sourdough, or whatever you’ve got!
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, or whatever you like!
  • a splash of vanilla extract, or a pea sized drop of vanilla bean paste
  • a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon
  • a small spoonful of sugar (this helps encourage browning and a caramelized crust!)

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl with a flat bottom, whisk all ingredients together (except for bread, lol)
  2. Heat a knob of butter in a pan on medium low (about a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1-10).
  3. Once butter has melted, dip your pieces of bread (one at a time if you need to) into your egg mixture, flipping several times to ensure that your bread is soaked through, but not disintegrating.
  4. Slowly lower the bread onto the pan, you may need to do two batches if your pan won’t fit all four pieces laying flat.
  5. After a few minutes, check the bottom of your toast, if it looks a solid medium brown, flip it! You can always leave it longer or flip it back over if that side needs more cooking!
  6. We want to make sure we continue to cook on a medium-low heat to ensure that our crust browns at the same rate that our inside is cooking and getting custardy. We don’t want a burnt outside and a runny inside, or a pale outside and a rubbery inside, keep an eye on it and adjust your heat as needed!
  7. When both sides are your preferred shade of brown, plate and serve with your favorite toppings! I’m a sucker for pure maple syrup, but I also wouldn’t say no to a berry compote, fresh whipped cream, or even some lemon curd or jam! Enjoy, and tag me on instagram if you make it! @pudding-pie