Friday, August 5, 2011

French Bread French Toast

I LOVE french toast. Its sweet and very carb-ilicious. What's not to love? I usually only get it on occasion when I'm brunching, BUT I had a day old baguette and a ton of eggs. It was a no-brainer! I just found this simple recipe on All Recipes. It claimed to be fab and fluffy because of the added flour. I could not disagree. If you have any ground nutmeg, toss that in as well. Very tasty topped with cinnamon sugar and strawberries. Oh yeah- warm maple syrup will do you in. If you add mini chocolate chips, forget about your after lunch plans. You will need a nap for sure!

French Bread French Toast for Two
Adapted From All Recipes
  • 1/2 day old french baguette (leave out overnight to get more stale- it will absorb better)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 TBSP white sugar
  • 1/8 cup all purpose flour
  • cinnamon sugar, strawberries, chocolate chips, maple syrup for topping
 Place flour in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in milk and cream. Add remaining ingredients, whisking until smooth. 

Slice bread diagonally into slices about 1 inch thick.

Heat lightly oiled griddle/pan over medium heat. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for about 30 seconds on each side- just long enough to make sure its coated, but not soggy. 

Use a fork to drain excess mixture from bread and place in pan until golden brown- about 3-4 minutes on each side. Top with your favorite things and enjoy!

Enjoy your weekend! 

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P.S. Yep, I'm still soaking in the rays in sunny California! :) I will be back in Texas tomorrow and back to the million degree heat and humidity....


  1. Holy moly! Why haven't I ever thought of using french bread to make french toast... seems so obvious! It looks delicious though, I'm going to have to try it!

  2. That looks fabulous! I've never thought to use french bread to make french toast either- I'll have to try it.


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