Crunchy and buttery on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside, French toast is simply delicious. Not only is it simply delicious, but it's also super easy to make. In fact, it's such an enduring recipe that it dates back to around the fifth century AD. The main ingredients are bread, eggs, and milk or cream, but the only limit to the flavors you include in your pain perdu is up to your imagination.
By now you're probably aware that making the perfect French toast is a case of simple but good-quality ingredients. The success or failure of your pain perdu rests quite heavily on the bread that you use. Slightly stale bread easily soaks up all the eggy milk goodness, while still retaining its shape. You also want to make sure you're using thick enough slices. Day old Challah bread or slightly stale brioche allows you to get the delicious combination of crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Other great bread choices are sandwich bread or French bread.
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