I am so so SO excited about today’s post! So often we food bloggers get so into sharing the NEW recipes we work so hard on (and are super excited about) that we often forget to share our classics, like this one. I have so many of my day-to-do, make every month recipe that I forget to share in the excitement of a new, or “bigger” recipe. I have been using this recipe for over 10 year’s, it is perfection. I make this at LEAST twice a month, is a major go to the the evenings when it’s late and I need something fast and easy to make.
Our family is big enough, and eats enough, that I have been making a double batch for the past few years. In fact I think it’s time to make a TRIPLE batch! Anyway, a double recipe does an entire loaf of regular bread. It’s great with white or wheat bread OR my favorite (and shown here) is with fresh cinnamon swirl bread! SERIOUSLY You have GOT to try this french toast recipe with this bread… TODAY, you’ll thank me I promise!
My “secret” is that I use cream instead of milk. I am all about textures when it comes to food, and soggy bread… GAG. so the cream doesn’t soak in and make mushy bread AND it gives this amazing rich flavor. I know a lot of people will argue that it’s will be too fattening (like that’s EVER stopped me, I make rich DELICIOUS foods, and I NEVER count calories – We each only get so many bites in our lives and each bite I take is less left… so each one better taste AMAZING – off soapbox) but because it’s not soaking in it goes a lot farther and makes more toast than if you use milk so it’s NOT like your getting that much cream.
Kay… Let’s talk toppings… I suggest my Buttermilk Syrup. Period. BUT of course when you forget to make a new batch (cause you forgot you ran out last time you made french toast) then maple syrup is delicious, it’s classic so of course it’s great. My kids love the berry and fruit syrups and maple best, but BUTTERMILK is the way to go. Add some fresh strawberries and whipped cream and you have a Kneaders copycat recipe that you’ll die over. And if your into sugar, like me, then shaking on some powdered sugar on top. Pretty and tasty.
the BEST French Toast recipe
- Electric griddle
- loaf Cinnamon Swirl Bread or another bread sliced 3/4 - 1 inch thick
- 1 C heavy whipping cream
- 8 lrg eggs
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Heat a skillet to 325 (pancake heat)
- Whisk everything together until smooth
- Dip the bread, both sides in the egg mixture
- Cook on one side, then flip and cook on the other