French toast is a popular breakfast recipe all over the world. This recipe for french toast has both egg and eggless option. Thick slices of bread dunked in an egg milk custard which is flavored with cinnamon and vanilla and fried in butter. Learn how to make perfect french toast with step by step pictures and video.
Best ever french toast you have ever had. This brioche french toast is one of the delicious breakfast you could ever make. I have perfected this recipe and have learned few tips and tricks to get the best ever fluffy french toast.
I adore french toast. They are my all time favourite, sweet or savoury both are my favourite. This is a special french toast which can be served on any special day.
About French Toast (Egg & Eggless)
French Toast is easy to whip up on busy mornings when you don't have much time on hand. Even that simple french toast can be made different ways. All of them taste fantastic. I have shared versions and variations of making french toast in this blog post.
Making french toast requires minimum ingredients like bread, eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla. I would suggest you to allow the bread soak up the custard really well and also fry the french toast on a low to medium heat till it is cooked in the inside as well as outside.
In this blog post I have shared recipe for making french toast eggless.
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How to Make French Toast (Step by Step Guide)
The Custard: prepare the custard by mixing eggs, custard powder, sugar, milk, cinnamon and vanilla.
The Bread: use thick slices of brioche, challah or texas bread slices. Use slightly stale bread for best result. The key point is to use thick slices of bread.
If you don't have thick cut bread slices. Use two bread slices together and dip them in the custard and cook. This makes the bread stick together and create a thick slice of bread.
Soaking: soak the bread on both sides in the custard for at least 5 mins. So the bread absorbs the custard really well.
Butter: make sure you cook french toast in plenty of butter. butter makes everything better.
Cook low and slow: cook the french toast low and slow so it gets cooked in the center properly.
Finishing in Oven: always finish cooking your french toast in oven. this way the french toast cooks from inside and outside.
Pro Tips for Best French Toast Recipe
Choosing the Right Bread
Challah - braided bread. The dough has lot more eggs than regular bread which gives beautiful yellow colour.
Texas Bread - Texas toast is a thick cut bread that soaks up the custard better.
White Bread - If you don't have thick cut bread slices. Use two bread slices together and dip them in the custard and cook. This makes the bread stick together and create a thick slice of bread.
Use two days old bread or slightly stale bread for making french toast which absorbs the custard better which results in the best french toast.
French Toast Custard
I used custard powder for my french toast. If you don't have custard powder use one egg yolk. Soak the bread in the custard longer than usual, so the bread absorbs all the custard.
Cooking French Toast
Cook the french toast in very low heat on both sides, else the toast may burn on outside. Cooking on low heat will make the centre of the french toast cook and set.
Baking the cooked french toast in oven will make the french toast cook from inside and gets fluffy.
French Toast Topping Ideas
You can serve french toast with
Leftovers & Make Ahead
Cooked French Toast can be stored in fridge for 4 to 5 days. You can store cooked french toast in freezer for upto a month. Warm them in microwave for few seconds.
How to Make French Toast (Stepwise Pictures)
1)Take custard powder in a bowl. If you don't have the custard powder, add in 2 egg yolks.
2)Add in little milk
3)Mix well so the custard powder is mixed lump free.
4)Take eggs in a bowl, add in the custard powder mixture.
5)Add in sugar. Instead of sugar you can use honey or maple syrup.
6)Add in cinnamon powder. If you don't like cinnamon flavor you can simply skip this.
7)Add in vanilla extract. Vanilla adds a floral aroma to the french toast which is strongly recommended.
8)Pour in milk
9)Mix this together to combine.
11)Pour half of the egg custard mixture into a large dish.
12)Place bread slices on top. I used my homemade brioche bread slices.
13)Pour the remaining egg mixture over the bread. Make sure you pour this gently and little at a time. The bread will soak all the custard mixture.
14)Set aside for 5 mins so the bread absorbs the egg mix.
15)Melt some butter in a pan. Place the bread and cook on a very low heat for at least 3 to 4 minutes. Flip over and cook on other side for 2 to 3 minutes.
16)Once cooked, place the french toast on a wire rack.
17)pop it into the oven and cook for 8 to 10 mins.
18)Now french toast is cooked. This method of finishing the french toast in oven will make sure the french toast gets cooked even in the centre and makes it fluffy.
19)Place the warm french toast on a serving platter. Top with your favorite fruits of choice. Drizzle with syrup and enjoy.
How to Make French Toast without Eggs
If you are a vegetarian and you love to have a perfect french toast without eggs then this one is the answer. This is really so quick to make, just whip up few things together and make this awesome toast. Along with this toast or with our morning meal amma always tells us to eat some dates which gives you iron and helps to purify your blood.
Eggless French Toast Recipe (French Toast without Eggs)
- 6 slices Bread
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Milk
- 3 tbsp Custard Powder
- 2 tbsp Butter
1)Take sugar, custard powder, vanilla extract in a bowl.
2)Add in milk and whisk till combined.
3)Dip the bread in custard mixture and coat on both sides.
4)Cook the bread in butter or ghee till golden on both sides. Serve
French Toast | French Toast Recipe
- 8 slices Brioche Bread
- 3 large Egg
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Custard Powder (or use 2 egg yolks)
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 tbsp Sugar
- 1 cup Milk
- ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
- Take custard powder and milk in a bowl. If you don't have custard powder. Use 2 egg yolks.
- Take eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, custard powder mix, and milk and mix well.
- Pour this egg milk custard in a large pan. Cut bread into triangles, place bread on top.
- Pour the remaining custard on top. Leave aside for 5 mins so the bread absorbs all the custard.
- Melt butter in a pan and heat. Place bread on top and cook on low heat for 3 to 4 mins. Now flip over and cook for another 2 to 3 mins.
- Place the bread on wire rack. Repeat this with all the remaining bread.
- Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Pop the wire rack into the oven and cook for 7 to 8 mins. This step will make sure the french toast cooks all the way through.
- Remove and serve with some fruits and maple syrup
- Use thick slices of bread for making french toast.
- Soak the bread in the custard longer than usual, so the bread absorbs all the custard.
- Cook the french toast in very low heat on both sides, else the toast may burn on outside.
- Cooking on low heat will make the centre of the french toast cook and set.
- Baking the cooked french toast in oven will make the french toast cook from inside and gets fluffy.
French Toast Variations
Jam French Toast. Bread sandwiched with jam, dunked in egg custard and pan fried in butter.
Cornflakes crusted french toast. bread dunked in egg custard, coated with cornflakes and pan fried.
Fully loaded french toast. Bread spread with peanut butter, nutella and banana, dunked in egg custard and pan fried.
Coconut french toast. bread dunked in egg custard, coated with coconut and pan fried.
Chocolate chip french toast. bread stuffed with choc-chip, dunked in egg custard, pan fried.
Stollen bread french toast. made with german stollen bread.
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