New This Month


Any dense bread such as challah, brioche, or sourdough will work for this simple French toast recipe.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2001



Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • MS112613517
    3 AUG, 2018
    This is the best French toast I’ve ever tasted! I followed the recipe and it came out perfect! I used day old sourdough bread.
  • owen12mtg
    9 APR, 2018
  • Hjbarton1
    8 FEB, 2014
    This recipe didn't work for me at all. I thought the egg mixture was fine, but the problem I had was the cooking process. Perhaps because I'm a newbie with cooking/baking I didn't know whether or not I needed to tweak anything, but I followed this recipe exactly from start to finish and the toast was so raw. Extremely gooey on the inside. I used challah bread cut 1" thick. I left it in the oven longer but eventually had to put it back on the skillet which flattened it. Also too oily for me.
    • Allisonfaye5
      15 JAN, 2018
      The reason it came out raw is that, although Martha doesn't say it in the recipe, you need to slice your bread and let it sit out all night to go stale. Stale bread keeps your french toast from being too gooey in the middle. Also, I think the baking step is unnecessary. I don't do it.
  • ZashaB
    9 FEB, 2016
    I just made this for my husbands birthday breakfast and wow...was it good! The vanilla is what made this recipe amazing. The smell permeated the whole house like freshly baked bread. I used half n half and portuguese sweet bread and small pinch of chinese five spice because I didn't have nutmeg.
  • hm11042006
    13 OCT, 2017
    I liked it. It uses all of the rifght stuff. Also my brother who hates every thing I make loved this .
  • bjutras59
    1 OCT, 2017
    I made the egg mixture according to the recipe, but when frying the bread, I only used butter and I only used 2 tsp for every two pieces. It was delicious!
  • alucy1977gmail
    27 AUG, 2017
    First time Think I might have found my calling Came out perfect Smelled so good cooking Quick and easy
  • MS11698268
    11 DEC, 2016
    One of my favourite Martha 'no fail' recipes. Always comes out good and tastes great.
  • lesleyANDemma
    10 JUL, 2015
    My daughter Emma had this at her friends house (her friends mum made it) and Emma tried the recipe the next weekend at our house - we love it !
  • doorsofdurin
    7 JUL, 2015
    I followed the recipe exactly and it ended up tasting rather bitter. I've also tried making Martha Stewart's Maple-Apple French Toast, also from this website, and it tasted much better than this recipe did. I am very disappointed.

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes