How to Make French Toast

This is an effort to help you realize that one thing matters when making proper French Toast. The difference maker is… ATTENTION. Tender love and care, if you will. If you’re lazy when you’re making it, your french toast will end up like the gross one below. If you’re into the process and taking care of it nonstop, it will look like the really pretty one! This is a very loose recipe, I don’t give specific measurements, but you’ll get the idea. 

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What NOT to do

What NOT to do

Ingredients:

– Challah bread

– Eggs

– Milk or Heavy Cream

– Butter

– Cinnamon

– Maple Syrup

– Brown Sugar

– Salt

– Vanilla Extract

Here’s what to do:

1. Cut the challah bread into slices that are about 1 inch thick

2. Beat your eggs in a large mixing vessel

3. Add milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture

4. Taste if you’re absolutely crazy and don’t mind having raw eggs.

5. Soak the challah bread slices in the wet mixture.

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6. Heat up a large pan to medium.

7. Add butter to the pan and let it melt.

8. Add the soaked bread to the pan on medium. 

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PRO TIP: DO NOT OVERCROWD THE PAN 

9. Move the bread around to prevent the sugars from burning (see burnt french toast that just sat still in the pan at top of post)

10. Add more butter when you flip the french toast to the other side. 

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11. Remove from heat when finished.

12. Dress with butter and maple syrup.

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The key is making sure your bread is completely soaked through with your wet mixture and cooked properly. Cooking french toast properly means that you’re not putting it into a scolding hot pan and burning the sugar on the outside. It means you’re cooking it slowly on both sides and allowing it to cook through. The key to successful french toast is that every bite is enjoyable. The butter and maple syrup should not be covering up for bad french toast, it should be taking great french toast to another level of flavor bomb-ness.

Let us know how you like to prepare your french toast or how you liked this one. Hungry loves to load his with more vanilla extract than a normal human should consume. And as always, stay hungry and fit!

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