Nothing hits the spot in the mornings like a plate of perfect, golden french toast. It’s so rich and warming, it seems like a real treat and should be saved for special occasions. Luckily, its easy to make, so you can enjoy it anytime you want!
This batter is perfect. The vanilla and cinnamon give the french toast real depth and will get you excited for the start of fall. Heavy whipping cream adds a richness the plain milk can’t provide and keeps the center custardy and soft while the outside crisps up. For a little extra flavor, add a splash of rum or whisky to the batter (it’s OK, I won’t tell).
The secret to good french toast is to use a thick, hearty bread. Brioche or Challah bread is perfect if you can find it, but any unsliced loaf is fine. Cut it yourself with a sharp serrated knife so that you can control the thickness. Aim for about 1″ thick slices as they will not crumble or fall apart after soaking. You want to soak just long enough for the bread to get soaked through, not just a quick dip.
Serve with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, or for a truly rich treat try Rum Maple Syrup handcrafted in Vermont. I came across this in a gift shop traveling to Vermont last year and I am beyond hooked to it! It’s definitely worth every penny and will take this french toast to the next level!
Perfect French Toast
Makes 10-12 1″ thick slices of french toast
- Large loaf of bread, cut about 1″ thick slices
- 6 eggs
- 8 oz heavy whipping cream
- 3 oz milk
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Dash of sea salt
- Syrup, powdered sugar or other topping
- Slice the bread into thick slices, about 1″ thick. This will keep it from falling apart while cooking.
- In a large bowl, mix eggs, heavy whipping cream, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
- In a large skillet pour enough coconut or vegetable oil to coat and heat until shimmering.
- Soak a slice of bread in the batter for about a minute to allow to soak through. Immediately set in skillet and cook over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve with powdered sugar, maple syrup or your favorite fruit!
Try this out for breakfast and let me know what you think!
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