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Old 01-25-2007, 06:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Candocook
I wish I could post the very BEST oven French toast recipe from Sara MOulton--blueberry pecan!!! Man, oh man.
While we do not allow cut-and-paste postings of recipes from copyrighted sites you can post a link to it - like this: Baked Blueberry-Pecan French Toast with Blueberry Syrup

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Old 01-25-2007, 06:43 PM   #12
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Got a copy of the Williams -Sonoma catalogue today. Here is an idea..
They suggest using brioche but any unsliced bread will work. Cut thick, dip in your batter, then put into heated waffle maker, french toast waffles
This I just have to try.


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Old 01-25-2007, 09:31 PM   #13
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I lke using dense french bread also, a little dried out so it doesnt get soggy. I have played with adding flour and a tablespoon or so of cornstarch to my egg/milk/vanilla/sugar mixture, and it make a nice crispy crust on the outside. I think i have come up with 1 1/2 cup milk, 4 eggs, and 1/3 cup flour- still playing though. I flopped french toast a few weeks ago because I was in a hurry and used right out of the bag texas toast...... NO NO! Did NOT work. Also popping the toast in a 250 to 300 oven will fluff it up!
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:03 PM   #14
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I agree with the thick slices and slightly dry/stale bread. Eggs, milk, vanilla, salt and you can even use a touch of maple syrup. Let the bread soak in the fridge until nearly all of the egg mixture is soaked up. Brown on one side in a buttered skillet then turn the toast and put the pan into a 400 degree oven until they puff up and look very very happy! About 20 minutes is my memory.


And you can put the bread in the mixture to soak the night before!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:06 PM   #15
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I use for my egg mixture for 8 slices of toast> 1tbs of honey, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 5 eggs, I eye ball the milk by color of batter, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 c melted butter, good amount of ground cinnamon. And I cook mine with butter, gives it a yummy taste.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:53 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
Something quick...You might try this ...Buy a loaf of Sun-Maid Raisin Bread..or something simular...(Is their Cinnamon & Honey one too?) Let it set for a spell to stale. Then use your favorite batter mix....Ta daaaa! Pain Perdue!
oh I've done that, also Maple flavor bread, yummy!
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:59 AM   #17
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I make mine with a couple day old homemade bread. Mix 4 eggs with 2/3c. heavy cream, 2T sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla. That's it! I like cinnamon in mine, but DH does not so I don't get to add that very often. This mix usually makes enough for the 4 of us.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:04 AM   #18
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Two more tricks for French toast: (1) after dipping in the egg mixture, coat with Panko bread crumbs and fry for a crispy treat. (2) Use a plain egg/milk mixture, dip your bread in that, then in shredded Parmesan cheese. Fry just until very light brown or cheese will get bitter; serve with preserves or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:21 PM   #19
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Since I don't have a griddle, I put them in a 450* F oven to bake and brown - 10 minutes on the first side, turn, 6-8 minutes on the second side. Works perfectly. HTH.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:27 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by licia View Post
I like to use frozen sliced bread to make french toast. It doesn't get soggy as often, but cooks perfectly.
Interesting to know this about frozen bread. I would like a recipe that doesn't get soggy on me. I've used a sorts of breads but they still come out soggy in the center. I get you don't thaw out the bread before cooking it on the griddle?

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