Dessert French Toast Recipe

Like many of America’s favorite French foods, French Bread was invited by the poor people who improvised or created meals out of very cheap ingredients or out leftover food. Some other examples of other “poor” people’s dishes are Crepes, Escargot, French Onion Soup, French Fries, and many mushroom dishes.
French people typically buy their bread every day or two fresh from the local baker. Without preservatives, the bread starts to go hard after two or three days. In order to use the very hard bread, the French started dipping it in a mixture of eggs and milk to soften it up and then browned it on a skillet. The French name for it is “Pain Perdu” which directly translates to “Lost Bread,” but a more appropriate name might have been “Saved Bread” because the poor were literally trying to use every scrap of food they had.
But as recipes do mine has evolved from early French peasants to a mouthwatering fancy dessert! If you do it with brioche it will become the super luxury dessert. This is becoming a very popular dessert in really fancy restaurants with famous chefs. So, I hope you enjoy my “Famous French Toast” recipe.
In France, we don’t serve this dessert with toppings, but I know how much Americans LOVE toppings so I added some delicious examples.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 slices of bread any kind (brioche if you want super fancy)
  • 2–3 tbsp butter

Egg Mixture Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp pure cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients for the Egg Mixture in a bowl.
  2. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Dunk a piece of bread quickly into the egg mixture. Coat both sides and place it in the skillet.
  4. Repeat with more slices to fill the pan (do 2 or 3 at a time).
  5. Cook for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes on each side until the surface is golden brown, then transfer to serving plates.
  6. Add more butter into the pan and cook remaining bread.
  7. Serve with your favorite topping

Topping Ideas:

  • Maple syrup, butter, and powdered sugar
  • Nutella
  • Jam – whatever kind you like 🙂
  • Macerated Strawberries (Toss 8 oz. of strawberries with 1 tbsp of sugar, set aside for 20 minutes. The strawberries will soften and sweat, and create a bit of syrup—yummy!)

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