Here Are 6 Tips To Perfectly Make French Toast At Home
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Craving something that can be eaten to kickstart your day? Nothing can be better than a French Toast. As the name suggests, hailing from France, this classic breakfast recipe has made its grand presence across the world’s kitchens. It is considered the comforting breakfast to any owing to its flavours and versatility.   

To make French toast, you just need simple ingredients in your pantry and a couple of minutes. The recipe requires minimal effort and is usually made by busy individuals. But there are times when you do not want to rush in and make French Toast leisurely and enjoy each bite. Although it can seem simple to make, achieving the perfect balance of a soft interior and crispy exterior can be a bit tricky. 

Whether you’re an experienced chef or a novice in the kitchen, these tips will help you to make perfect French Toast at home. Take a look:   

  • Choose The Right Bread  

The base of every French Toast starts with the bread. Choose bread that is slightly stale or a day old. This will help you to absorb the custard mixture without becoming too soggy. Traditional choices include French bread or sourdough bread having a sturdy texture to hold up to soaking. Avoid bread that is too soft or thin, as it may become mushy or disintegrate during cooking.  

  • Prepare The Custard Mixture  

If you wonder how French toast gets its rich, creamy texture and delicious flavour, it is the custard mixture that plays the role. To prepare the custard mixture, whisk together eggs, milk, and flavourings like vanilla extract, cinnamon, or nutmeg. For extra richness, you can also add a splash of heavy cream or a dollop of yoghurt. Make sure that the eggs and the milk create a smooth and creamy mixture that will evenly coat the bread slices.  

  • Soak The Bread Correctly  

It is important to soak the bread slices correctly in the custard mixture. Soak them for long enough to fully saturate them, without making them too soggy. Dip each slice of bread into the custard mixture, allowing it to soak for about 20-30 seconds on each side. Ensure to shake off any extra liquid before transferring the bread to the skillet to prevent it from becoming overly wet and mushy.  

  • Use The Right Cooking Surface  

If you want to achieve a perfect French toast, using the right cooking surface plays a crucial role to achieve a crispy exterior. A non-stick skillet or griddle is ideal for even cooking and prevents the toast from sticking. Heat a small amount of butter or oil over medium heat until hot before adding the soaked bread slices. Cook the French toast for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crisp.  

  • Add Toppings And Garnishes

You can add delicious toppings and garnishes that can elevate the dish to the next level. You can drizzle some maple syrup, dust powdered sugar, or add a dollop of whipped cream for a classic touch. Get creative with toppings like fresh berries, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavour and texture.  

  • Serve Immediately  

French toast is best enjoyed when it's hot, thus, be sure to serve it immediately after cooking. Transfer the cooked slices to a plate and serve them straight to the table for your family to enjoy. If you’re cooking in batches, keep the cooked toast warm in a low oven say 95°C, until ready to serve to maintain its crispness and warmth.