How to Make the Perfect French Toast

By: Sheila Reynolds

There are not many breakfast staples better than the always classic French Toast. But if you really want to score some points at brunch, here are some tips for Making Perfect French Toast.

How to Make the Perfect French Toast


1 cup whole milk
3 tbs sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
White bread loaf, two to three days old
4 tbs unsalted butter
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup


1. Heat the whole milk and sugar over low heat until the sugar melts into the milk. Remove and let cool.
2. Whisk the eggs, vanilla and a pinch of salt into the sweetened milk.
3. Cut the bread into 8 half-inch thick slices. Heat a tablespoon of butter in a non-stick sauté pan over medium heat. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
4. Soak the bread on both sides, about 30 seconds each. Cook three minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden brown. Repeat until all of the bread is browned, adding butter between each batch.
5. Arrange the toast on a baking rack and bake for five to seven minutes. Cut into wedges, garnish with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup.

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