Delicious, fluffy French toast is much easier to make than you think. To make french toast, the ingredients you need are eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and bread. To make French Toast sticks slice the bread into 1 1/2 inch thick batons. With the extra surface area of the bread make about 1 1/2 times the milk mixture. Dip and cook the pieces of bread as you would the slices but use extra butter as you’ll want the batons to be a bit sturdier for dunking.
First, make the batter by adding the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to a bowl and whisk together. Next, pour the batter in a shallow dish, such as a pie pan. Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium-high heat, around 350 degrees. Add a slice of Toast to the pie plate and allow it to soak for 10-15 seconds on each side. Place the french toast on the hot griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until it is golden brown. Remove the french toast from the griddle and serve immediately, or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Use much more butter in the pan and soak the bread about half as long as normal so the milk doesn’t soak all the way through the bread. Cook the bread on medium heat allowing the butter to fry the exterior of the bread making it extra crispy. The butter will soak into the bread edges more creating a firmer piece of french toast that will have a crispy texture instead of a softer texture. If you’ve let the bread soak in milk for too long and there is too much custard in the bread it will have a hard time setting up. The bread will be too soft even when cooked through.
- 8 slices brioche bread (cut 3/4-inch – 1-inch thick) — sub with any bread if desired
- 6 large eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk or 2%
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar or superfine/caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Butter for griddle
- Jam, jelly, butter, maple syrup or honey, to serve
- Preheat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium-low heat.
- Whisk eggs in a large, shallow dish. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon; whisk well to combine.
- Lightly grease the pan with a little butter or cooking oil, spreading evenly over the surface with a spatula.
- Working quickly, dip one slice of bread into the egg wash, allow to soak for 2-3 seconds; flip and dip the other side, soaking again for a further 2-3 seconds.
- Fry until golden brown on underside, (about 3 minutes), then flip and cook until golden browned, (about another 3-4 minutes). You can cook 2 toasts at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
- Repeat with remaining bread slices.
- Serve warm with desired toppings.