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Best French Toast Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

With my insider knowledge as a chef, I've perfected my Best French Toast recipe to be your new go-to breakfast. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 slices
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 4-5 Thick slices of bread (white or brioche)
  • Butter for the bread
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/120ml) cream (any type will do)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2oz/15g) butter
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400oF (200oC). Butter the slices of bread on both sides.
  2. In a shallow bowl whisk the eggs, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and cream.
  3. Important part: Soak the slices of bread in the egg for as along as you can. I leave it in the custard over night. At least soak the bread for a minimum of 30 minutes. Turn 15 minutes in and soak it on the other side. Lift out and let any extra egg drain back into the dish. The more custard it soaks the better.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Brush with some butter to stop the bread from sticking.
  5. Fry the slices of bread until they are crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  6. Optional: Transfer the french toast to a baking tray and pop them into the oven for 7 minutes, just to make sure they are fully cooked through.
  7. Place them on a plate and dust with some confectioners sugar and pour over maple syrup.
  8. Enjoy while still warm.
Recipe Notes

Day old/stale bread works best.

The thicker your bread the better. Texas toast would be perfect for this recipe.

Leave your toast to soak as long as you want - we want it to be all the way through.