Learn how to make the best french toast recipe each and every time with these tips and tricks to never make boring, soggy french toast again!
Learn how to make the best french toast recipe each and every time. You know that golden brown crust with the custard texture center, topped with your favorite french toast fixings. Never make that boring and soggy french toast again, learn the tricks of the trade to make the best french toast.
My goal here is to help break down different areas that you might overlook when it comes to making french toast. I will teach you all the ways to ensure you get that gorgeous french toast that you order in your favorite breakfast diner. Then you can make homemade french toast anytime you want, and put a smile on your family’s face.
Tips And Tricks On How To Make the Best French Toast Recipe
Don’t just reach for any old bread you have on hand, bread textures matter when it comes to french toast. This is the biggest area of failure. You reach for that basic white slice of bread and end up with a soggy and messy so-called french toast.
Sturdy bread is the way to go. Soft and delicate bread will fall apart in the egg and milk mixture. Buying loaves of bread you are able to slice to fit your consistency is great as well. That way you can choose how thick your slice needs to be. Here are some of the most popular pieces of bread to use for french toast.
- French Bread
- Pullman Loaf
Day old bread is also a great option. This helps dry the bread out so when you put it in the milk/egg mixture it has more room to soak up before it turns to mush. If you want that day-old bread quickly just turn your oven on to 250 degrees and bake for 5-10 minutes or until it begins to dry up a bit. Then dip in egg/milk wash and continue cooking your french toast as you would.
Try Cooking With Oil
Many use butter as the base to seasoning the pan before you drop your french toast down to cook. It is very easy to burn or char your french toast if your heat is too high. Consider using a tiny dab of cooking oil like canola or vegetable in replace of the butter. It will still give you that golden brown look without taking away flavor.
This mix of egg and milk is the main mix for your custard textured base of french toast. Without it, you wouldn’t get that perfect texture we all crave. Sometimes you might end up with the wrong ratio of the mixture. I try to aim for around 1/4 cup of the milk of your choice (whole milk works really well) paired with 1 egg. I count this good for two slices of bread. This ratio gives you a great consistency and will help your french toast cook up well.
Play with Flavors
If you use strictly milk and eggs and nothing else, try changing it up. A sprinkle of cinnamon in the wash or vanilla adds different levels of flavor. Or take it to a new level of sweetness with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar dissolves but gives a nice sweet element. While brown sugar will give you that caramelized taste. Be open to adjusting your egg/milk mixture to add depth and flavor to your french toast.
Tasty French Toast Toppings To Consider
- Powdered Sugar
- Jam or Jelly
- Fresh Fruit
- Peanut butter
- Coconut flakes
Don’t want to hover over the stove monitoring your french toast? That is okay, here you get the same delicious flavors but in a casserole-style dish. The cinnamon roll adds a whole new upgrade in flavors.
What is your favorite way to eat french toast?