I have been a huge fan of French Toast since I was a child. As the years have gone by and I've matured into an adult, my love of French Toast hasn't changed one bit! Recently I came across a recipe for french toast on the Food Network that I just had to try called Perfect French Toast. I came up with my own version of the recipe that was adapted from the original "Perfect French Toast" and in my own humble opinion it is now "Perfectly Perfect French Toast." Easy, delicious and a recipe that should be in everyone's go-to recipe repertoire.
1 Loaf of Challah, Brioche or Italian Bread
1c Half & Half
1/2c 1% Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
2 tsp Granulated Sugar
Pinch of Kosher Salt
Smidge of Freshly Grated Nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 350degrees
2. In a wide (shallow if you have one) bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, milk, vanilla, fresh nutmeg, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and sugar
3. Heat about a tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat
4. Dip slices of bread in the egg mixture. Soak on both sides and then transfer to the skillet when the butter has melted
5. Cook french toast for approximately 2-3minutes per side in the skillet and then transfer to a lined baking sheet.
6. Bake french toast for roughly 8-10 minutes or until the french toast is puffed up. The puffed up look of the french toast is your indication that it is cooked throughout.
7. Remove from oven, dust with powdered sugar and serve with butter and maple syrup.