Video:Tips for Making French Toastwith Daniel Kazel
French toast is a perfect Sunday brunch solution. Watch this video for tips on how to make your french toast extra special.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Making French ToastHello, I'm Daniel Kazel for About.com. Today we are going go over the best tips for making delicious French toast into classic French Toast. So let's get started. French toast is a perfect Sunday brunch solution. It's quick and easy. Here are 5 tips that you can use for your everyday french toast.
Start with the Right Bread for French ToastUse thick slices of egg bread. The best French Toast is crispy browned on the outside and creamy rich on the inside. Cut your slices almost a full inch thick for the very best French Toast.
Use Almost Stale BreadDry bread is a much better platform for a French Toast. Cut as many slices as needed before you go to bed on Saturday night and leave them out on the counter to dry. The slightly dried slices will soak up the custard much better than freshly cut slices.
Soak Bread in a Richer French Toast BatterSubstitute a Heavy cream or half and half for the milk and see what a difference it makes.
Be Patient While Break Soak Before Cooking French ToastSoak the bread. Let the bread soak at least 5 minutes on each side. Because you're using slightly stale bread, it's ok to let it soak. The reason you use stale bread is because that will allow you to soak the bread longer, which will lead to a silky, custard-like center!
If you like crunchy French toast, use a little flour in your egg/milk mixture. The ingredients you will need are:
- 1 egg
- 3/4 milk
- 2 Tbls of sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- a pinch of salt
- a tsp of vanilla
- 2 Tbls of melted butter
- 6 slices of bread
Keep slices warm in a 300 degree oven as you cook. Serve with good homemade jam, real honey or real maple syrup and a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top. A great way to start the day!Thanks for watching, to learn more, visit us on the web at about.com.
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