The best French toast is a breakfast delight but how do you get the delicious custard-style mouthfeel? Well, our experiments conclude it works best when you mix milk and cream. So, here’s our staple recipe for French Toast. You need:
- 6 x eggs (large)
- ¾ of a cup of heavy cream
- ¾ of a cup of whole milk
- ¼ of a cup of sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 6 x slices of your favorite bread (we recommend brioche for this – but it’s your call)
- 2 x tablespoons of unsalted butter (you probably want to offer more butter when you serve this too)
- 2 x tablespoons of vegetable oil
- Toppings: maple syrup, blueberries, powdered sugar, whatever you like
You want to warm your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit before you get underway. Then take the cream, milk, sugar, eggs and salt and pop them in a large baking dish (not too deep) and beat them together lightly.
Then add bread to the mixture. Use some light pressure on the bread until it starts to absorb the mix. Then leave for roughly 10 minutes (stop before the bread gets soggy).
Then grab a skillet and put it over medium heat. Use a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of oil in the skillet. Then put 3 slices bread in it and cook until golden brown (roughly 2 minutes on each side). Then pop them in a wire rack and keep them warm in the oven while you cook the other half of the batch.
Serve with whatever toppings you want and plenty of butter.