Finding the Perfect Bread for French Toast
When it comes to creating the perfect French toast, the choice of bread plays a crucial role. Opt for thickly sliced loaves, such as “Texas Toast,” as they closely resemble the delectable slices served in reputable restaurants, unlike thinner sandwich bread. For exceptional results, consider using sweet bread like challah or brioche. If you want to elevate your breakfast experience, visit a local bakery that sells challah or brioche loaves. Personally, I find challah bread to be the ultimate choice for crafting wonderfully sweet French toast.
Exploring Milk Alternatives for French Toast
While milk is commonly used as a soaking liquid for French toast, there are many ways to make it without milk. If you have milk substitutes like almond milk, soy milk, or powdered milk on hand, those work perfectly. However, if you don’t have any of these alternatives available, you can simply dilute the egg wash with a little water. This ensures that the bread slices are fully coated and provides enough liquid for soaking. It’s crucial to use approximately two tablespoons of water to thin the egg mixture—using more than that might result in a tasteless and soggy dish.
Recipe Ingredients and Substitutions
- Butter: Butter is the preferred option for greasing the griddle, but you can also use canola oil or olive oil as alternatives.
- Challah Bread: Although sweet bread is ideal, any thickly sliced bread will work.
- Eggs: If needed, you can even make flavorful French toast without eggs.
- Water: You can substitute water with almond milk or any other milk substitute. If using a milk substitute, use a full cup instead of just two tablespoons of water.
- Brown Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
How to Make French Toast without Milk
To prepare your delightful French toast without milk, begin by whisking together the eggs, water, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl until well combined. Melt some butter on a griddle or nonstick frying pan set to 350 degrees. Dip each slice of bread in the egg batter and place them on the griddle. Allow each side to cook until golden brown, then flip and repeat. Serve the hot French toast immediately, accompanied by additional butter, maple syrup, fresh fruits, powdered sugar, or strawberry jam.
This recipe can easily be scaled up to make larger batches. Leftover French toast can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or frozen for long-term storage. To reheat refrigerated French toast, simply use the microwave or a skillet on the stovetop. Frozen French toast is best reheated in the oven or under the broiler on a cookie sheet.
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