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Old 05-20-2015, 07:08 PM   #1
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French Toast Advice needed

My wife wants French toast this weekend.
I'm not a big fan, but she has been craving it lately.
I don't think Ive ever made it before, and if I did, it was so long ago that I forgot.

Just wondering if anyone has any tips, suggestions, advice to give me.

Thanks in advance,

Larry

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:21 PM   #2
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The recipe is pretty basic: make a custard with eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt; cinnamon is a good add-in. Soak the slices well in the mixture. My big tip is baking it rather than cooking it in a pan, so the toasts are done all at once. Preheat the oven to 500F and bake for about five minutes per side till browned. Easy and delish!
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:51 PM   #3
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I like french toast made using one of the Pepperidge Farm Swirl breads or raisin bread.

If you are not a fan of french toast it would be easy enough to make a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with some thinly sliced fruit or vegetables for you and french toast for your wife.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:52 PM   #4
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I do mine about the same as GG, but my best advice is to let the thick stale bread slices soak overnight in the custard. I think it makes all the difference. I like a heavy French bread.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:37 PM   #5
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Like Kayelle says, heavy or stale bread works better. I like to fry mine. Medium high heat..If you soak it for a long time, make sure to check it to make sure the inside has cooked through. If you aren't into French toast, you could make yourself a Monte Cristo Sandwich. It is basically a grilled cheese made with two pieces of French Toast.I would omit the cinnamon for this recipe, though .. Many classic recipes call for ham, but you could just leave that out. You are a vegetarian, right? Check out some recipes ...https://www.google.ca/search?tbm=isc...HIb4yASIpIOgDw
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GG, I really like the idea of baking the French toast. Thanks for that tip.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:57 PM   #7
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Back when I did brunch buffets for my restaurant, I used to do a great recipe for upside down pineapple french toast. Line the bottom of a buttered baking pan with pineapple rings then lay your french toast down, pour a bit more of your egg/milk mixture down and bake until done. If you were lucky You could tip the whole thing out on a flat cookie sheet and cut it up in single serving portions....
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:58 PM   #8
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Great tips guys and gals, keep them coming.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:35 PM   #9
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Rock sure has the right idea with a Monte Cristo sandwich for you Larry. A filling of Brie cheese, a tomato slice and fresh basil leaves between the French toast slices wouldn't have even me missing the classic ham.
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My mouth is watering. And I want French toast right now!
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