I stand behind this! This really is the most perfect French Toast Recipe, EVER! My dad used to cook every Sunday morning when my brother and I were little. He would take everyone's order, my brother would go for the pancakes when I leaned more towards the french toast. I guess I loved the custard-ness of it and the spices from the cinnamon and nutmeg. If you asked me why then I probably would have say "I duno, it just tastes good" but now I know why exactly! And most importantly, because it reminds me of my dad. Always miss those mornings.
Now, the bread is the most important, right? There's so many to choose from, but in my opinion, Italian Bread is definately a winner. It soaks up a lot of the eggy mixture and really holds its form when cooking. And, it's super affordable. About $1.30 for a large loaf.
And of course your eggy mixture!! For each serving, about two slices of bread, I used 1 egg. A little heavy cream for richness, some spice to add warmth, some vanilla for depth and some milk to stretch the liquid.
And the few simple ingredients come together to make this beauty.
4 Slices of an inch thick bread (I used Italian)
1/4 c heavy cream
1/4 c almond milk or regular milk
1/8 tsp nutmeg (about 3 dashes)
4 dashes of cinnamon
1 cap full of vanilla extract
First cut your bread an inch thick.
In a large skillet, preheat over medium heat
In a shallow dish, combine the eggs, cream, milk, spices and vanilla. Make sure to mix well with a whisk.
When pan is hot place two slices of bread in the eggy mixture. Let sit in there for at least 20 seconds. This is super important. We want the bread to soak up some of the eggy mixture!
Then flip over and let soak for 15 seconds.
Add the butter to the hot skillet, following with your soaked bread.
Cook about 4 minutes in each side, until golden brown.
Repeat with the reamining slices of bread. If you have a pan large enough, definately cook the 4 slices at once.
Plate and top with butter, syrup, berries, whipped cream..the list goes on and on.
HAPPY MORNING TO YOU! ENJOY the most perfect french toast!
Cook Time: 20 minutes