French Toast

From Lazy Day Breakfast

French Toast

Why This Recipe Works

To come up with a French toast recipe that would be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, with rich custardlike flavor, we dried good-quality challah or hearty white sandwich bread in the oven before dunking it in a yolks-only soakin...

Why This Recipe Works

To come up with a French toast recipe that would be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, with rich custardlike flavor, we dried good-quality challah or hearty white sandwich bread in the oven before dunking it in a yolks-only soaking liquid enriched with melted butter. Drying out the bread gave our French toast recipe the pillowy interior we were looking for; eliminating egg whites (which contain sulfur compounds that make eggs taste eggy) gave it richness without a scrambled egg flavor; and adding melted butter gave the French toast recipe a delicious, nutty flavor.

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Lazy Day BreakfastSeason 11, Ep. 1126

We prepare two breakfast dishes worth getting out of bed for: buttermilk waffles that come out crisp yet fluffy every time, and French toast that’s crisp on the outside and soft—not soggy—on the insid...