One of my favorite things to do is to cook for my family. Weekend breakfasts are at the top of my list for favorite meals. A staple for our home is this rich and buttery French toast. We love it because it is so simple to make and so versatile. I enjoy making mine with a side of scrambled eggs and bacon. I top it with blueberries and maple syrup.
One thing you will learn about me is that I love to make any recipe my own. I want to encourage you to do the same. You can add a little bit of this or omit a little bit of that and make it just right for you and your loved ones. This recipe is very simple and I promise your taste buds will be jumping with glee!
I would love to know how this recipe worked out for you and how you made it your own!
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Perfect French Toast Recipe
- 5 thick slices of Croissant, French Brioche, Sour Dough or your favorite bread Day old
- 1 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract Eyeball
- pinch of Salt
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- Butter Eyeball
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- Berries Optional
- Maple Syrup Optional
- Whipped cream Optional
The first thing I do for every recipe is prepare and measure my ingredients in appropriate dishes and have them set out. This makes it easy for me to follow the recipe seamlessly.
Slice your berries and/or whip your cream before you start. It's nice to have your toppings ready so you can dig in as soon as your French toast is done.
I start with making my creamy custard mixture. I combine the heavy cream with the eggs in a medium sized bowl. I then add the salt, sugar and cinnamon. Next I add the vanilla extract to the mixture. I mix well with a whisk.
I love the richness the heavy cream adds to this recipe. You can substitute with milk to lighten up the recipe.
You are free to eyeball the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Make it your own! You can add other spices or extracts too if you'd like!
Next step is to dip each bread slice into the custard mixture for about 15 seconds per side and set it aside. I stack each dipped slice on top of one another.
I personally like using croissant or sour dough bread. Once again, use any bread you like, make sure they are sliced think about 1/2" to 1" thick. Leave it out over night so it can dry up and absorb the delicious custard.
I add butter to the pan and turn it up to medium heat. Once the butter is melted, I place the slices in the pan. I leave them in until they are caramelized and golden brown and then turn them over.
Keep in mind to adjust the heat according to your pan. If you see that it is getting too hot, turn down the heat. Every pan and stove is different so adjust your heat setting accordingly.
Once they are caramelize on each side set them on your plate. Sprinkle your berries on top and pour the maple syrup and...........