I consider myself a pretty good cook, but I've never been able to master french toast- why? I don't know, but something was always a little off. Until now, that is. I have finally finally figured out french toast. I think before I was using crappy bread and not enough butter. No more, I say!
Would you like to master french toast, too? Of course you do!
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First, slice your challah (brioche is good, too!) into 1" thick slices. I only made 4 slices since it's just the two of us. Want to make more? Just increase your measurements accordingly.
Next, crack your eggs into a shallow dish (I used a pie dish). Add your milk, half & half, vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon,and nutmeg.
Whisk until it resembles something incredibly unappetizing. Soak your sliced bread in the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side, making sure your bread doesn't get too soggy and saturated.
In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp butter until it's foaming and add in your eggy bread, two slices at a time.
Cook each side for a few minutes until it's golden brown and you're drooling. Remove the two cooked slices, add in two more tablespoons of butter, let it get foamy, and add in your other two slices.
Rinse and repeat for however many slices you're whipping up.
Serve with a pat of butter, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, maple syrup, and maybe some homemade vanilla whipped cream if you're feeling wild (we were).