Rating: 3.49 stars
634 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 144
  • 4 star values: 178
  • 3 star values: 193
  • 2 star values: 82
  • 1 star values: 37

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

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

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  • Place bread in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold bread slices in a single layer. Pour egg mixture over bread; soak 10 minutes. Turn slices over; soak until soaked through, about 10 minutes more.

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet, and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry half the bread slices until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to wire rack; place in oven while cooking remaining bread. Wipe skillet, and repeat with remaining butter, oil, and bread. Keep in oven until ready to serve. Serve warm with pure maple syrup, if desired.

Reviews (17)

634 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 144
  • 4 star values: 178
  • 3 star values: 193
  • 2 star values: 82
  • 1 star values: 37
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
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.
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
idk
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2017
I liked it. It uses all of the rifght stuff. Also my brother who hates every thing I make loved this .
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2017
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!
Rating: Unrated
08/27/2017
First time Think I might have found my calling Came out perfect Smelled so good cooking Quick and easy
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
One of my favourite Martha 'no fail' recipes. Always comes out good and tastes great.
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2016
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.
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2015
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 !
Rating: 1 stars
07/07/2015
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.
Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2015
Flavor was good, however it was extremely soggy. I would make again, but not sit in the egg/milk mixture. I would just dip and fry.
Rating: Unrated
11/01/2014
I basically really liked this recipe….I usually just use butter but liked the way the toast cooked in half butter half oil….also all cream too heavy for me so used half cream half low fat milk…..and thought 2 tablespoons of vanilla was too much…..I love vanilla but it was too dominant in the flavor…..would use half amount next time or even a little less…..that is a lot of vanilla…..will make again…..might even use all whole milk because cream a little too intense for me…..
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2014
This is the best french toast recipe I've ever tried. The only change I made was to use Pepperidge Farm's French Toast Bread. This bread is thick and very dense. During the cooking time the bread rises with a slightly crispy outside. Following the recipe in conjunction with the bread gives a wonderful result.
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2014
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.
Rating: Unrated
02/05/2014
I recently made this and unfortunately it didn't turn out as well as I thought it would. I used large pieces of bread instead the smaller ones that are shown in the picture - which I do not recommend because then instead of being crunchy it turned out being too soft. Also for my taste the seasoning was not enough (maybe because the bread was bigger?), I had to add way more cinnamon to make it taste good. I will definitely try this again with small bread and adjusted seasoning.
Rating: Unrated
08/13/2013
I would like to know why so many restaurants think they can get away with a egg coated bread (egg and bread only) and call it 'French Toast', it is sad, awlful, and cheap, do these cooks not read/watch Martha Stewart?
Rating: Unrated
12/15/2012
Excellent breakfast for a cold rainy day! That was the best recipe I've used for this. The family loved it!
Rating: Unrated
03/11/2012
This recipe was deee-licious! I reduced some of the ingredients to accommodate 2 people. One piece was enough for me - it was really filling.