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  • Overview
  • Turn Up Your Toast
  • What's in a Name?
  • Make-Ahead Brunch
  • Martha's Magic Recipe

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French Toast

This mouthwatering brunch dish requires no fancy ingredients -- just eggs, milk, and a heel of leftover bread. Soaking the bread in custard before frying makes the center creamy and luscious while caramelizing the outside. The result is something much greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Of course, there are a few tricks to nailing the textural contrast and nuanced flavor achieved by the best French toast. Some add a pinch of spice or a splash of liqueur; others keep the custard pure, but incorporate flavorful additions on top of (or in between) the bread. Then there's cooking technique: Is the bread soaked or dipped? Pan-fried or baked? The only wrong choice, as far as we're concerned, is to opt out altogether.

 

Read on for our test kitchen's most inventive takes on French toast -- and watch Martha wield a hot skillet in pursuit of French toast perfection.

This mouthwatering brunch dish requires no fancy ingredients -- just eggs, milk, and a heel of leftover bread. Soaking the bread in custard before frying makes the center creamy and luscious while caramelizing the outside. The result is something much greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Of course, there are a few tricks to nailing the textural contrast and nuanced flavor achieved by the best French toast. Some add a pinch of spice or a splash...

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