French Toast Recipe

This french toast recipe is a great way to use up day (or two) old bread.  I used a thick cut piece of Italian bread (left over from the previous evening’s takeout), but other thick cut loaves would also work.

For those of you beginning to wonder if Jaime and I only eat breakfast and dessert, we do eat other things.  I have been sharing a lot of recipes for baked goods on this blog because they are easier to photograph than a lot of other foods, which can look REALLY unappetizing if the lighting or color is off.  I’ve been practicing photographing a variety of foods (and we’ve been eating a lot of lukewarm meals as a result).  I hope to have a greater variety of recipes (with pictures!) to share with you soon.

For 1 serving of french toast (2 slices), I used:

This recipe can be scaled up to serve more.

  • 1/2 of a slice of day old Italian bread (about 1 inch thick), cut in half
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar, maple syrup, and fresh berries for serving

First, I whisked together the egg, milk, and spices in a wide bowl.

Then I dunked the bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides of the bread. (This recipe works best when the bread is a bit stale/dry.  If the bread is hard, I let it sit in the egg mixture a minute or so to soften it.)

I removed the bread from the egg mixture, allowing the excess egg mixture to drip off.

I cooked the bread on a griddle pan over medium high heat until the side on the pan was golden.  I flipped and continued to cook until the other side was golden.

I served with a dusting of powdered sugar, maple syrup, and fresh raspberries.

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French Toast Recipe — 2 Comments

  1. Hello,
    In France, we call this recipe” lost bread”.
    We use old bread we didn’t eat.
    Last august, we spent our vacation in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We loved our trip so much.
    Véronique from Paris

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