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How to make great french toast

I find that a great French toast starts by using the right ingredients: heavy whipping cream, whole milk, eggs and day old challah. Hope you enjoy my recipe!

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Gather your ingredients.

Gather your ingredients.

Whisk together 4 eggs in a shallow bowl suitable for dunking your challah bread slices.

Whisk together 4 eggs in a shallow bowl suitable for dunking your challah bread slices.

Measure out 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1/3 cup of whole milk.

Measure out 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1/3 cup of whole milk.

Add the cream and milk to the eggs.

Add the cream and milk to the eggs.

Whisk the eggs, cream and milk.

Whisk the eggs, cream and milk.

Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.

Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Optionally, add 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. I think this is a must!

Optionally, add 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. I think this is a must!

Optionally, grate in 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh nutmeg. I'm using a microplane to grate the nutmeg.

Optionally, grate in 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh nutmeg. I'm using a microplane to grate the nutmeg.

Whisk together your ingredients again.

Whisk together your ingredients again.

Cut the challah into slices. I like fairly thick pieces of French toast. This is about 3/4 inch thick.

Cut the challah into slices. I like fairly thick pieces of French toast. This is about 3/4 inch thick.

Dunk a slice of challah into the batter and ensure it is fully coated. I don't want it to get mushy so I only let it soak for 45-60 seconds,

Dunk a slice of challah into the batter and ensure it is fully coated. I don't want it to get mushy so I only let it soak for 45-60 seconds,

On a frying pan coated with butter, set to medium heat, fry the French toast for about 2-3 minutes per side. You're looking for a nice golden brown color. You can also fry the bottom edge if you like.

On a frying pan coated with butter, set to medium heat, fry the French toast for about 2-3 minutes per side. You're looking for a nice golden brown color. You can also fry the bottom edge if you like.

Yum! You can finish it off with some powdered sugar, maple syrup, melted butter and maybe a side of fruit.

Yum! You can finish it off with some powdered sugar, maple syrup, melted butter and maybe a side of fruit.

  • 1/3c Whole milk
  • 1/3c Heavy whipping cream
  • 4.0 Large eggs
  • 2.0Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1.0tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4tsp Salt
  • 6.0 Slices of Challah bread
  • 2.0Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4tsp Ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2tsp Ground nutmeg (optional)