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The Best French Toast

There's no question that this is the best French toast recipe. The caramelized exterior meets a soft, custardlike center that practically melts in your mouth. Not only that, but it's quick and easy, too! —Audrey Rompon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices day-old brioche bread (1 inch thick)
  • Optional toppings: Butter, maple syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream and confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the first 7 ingredients. Preheat a greased griddle over medium heat.
  • Dip bread in egg mixture, letting it soak 5 seconds on each side. Cook on griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with toppings as desired.

Using day-old bread from a bakery helps the French toast to be more stable. If using commercially produced brioche, be sure to allow bread to become slightly stale for best results.
Nutrition Facts
2 pieces: 546 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 263mg cholesterol, 786mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • Denny
    Feb 18, 2021

    I always make french toast with Brioche bread; but this recipe made the french toast just....WOW! I really love this recipe.

  • aug2295
    Feb 14, 2021

    This was amazing. The texture on the brioche was perfect, crispy outside, fluffy and light inside. The batter was great and so rich. Lived up to the name Best ever.

  • rena 55
    Feb 13, 2021

    So good and worth the splurge to get the Brioche bread! This will be my go to French toast recipe!

  • cynandtom
    Feb 1, 2021

    The Brioche at our store came pre-sliced, so not quite as thick as recipe called for, but it was not an issue. Completely different than my normal batter, but this may just be the best I’ve ever had. Crispy on the outside, rich flavor and pillowy inside! Absolutely delightful, a definite keeper!