Perfect French Toast Using Italian White Bread

Updated on December 31, 2019
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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves collecting postcards from friends all over the world.

French toast is one of my favorite breakfast dishes of all time.
French toast is one of my favorite breakfast dishes of all time.

French Toast Lovers

My husband and I love French toast—it is one of our favorite breakfast meals to cook on weekends. Whenever we go out for brunch at a restaurant or bakery, French toast is always on our list of favorite items.

Generally, this dish is made by soaking bread in eggs and milk, and then frying the bread in a pan. However, there are many different techniques that people use to make their own French toast special.

What Makes Great French Toast?

For me, what makes this dish special are the toppings (I love maple syrup with a touch of icing sugar) and the texture of the bread. I like my bread to be crispy. The key to getting crispy toast is to soak the bread with a thin layer of batter. The feeling of eating crispy bread with sweet maple syrup is very luxurious! This recipe that I will be sharing is made with Italian white bread. The texture of this bread is thicker than a regular loaf bread.

Let's see the full ingredients...

Ingredients

  • 1 Italian white bread (cut into slices)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • Olive oil
  • Ghee (optional; can be used to replace butter)
  • Fresh fruits such as banana and raspberries (optional toppings)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until it forms a smooth batter.
  2. Heat the butter over a medium heat pan. Quickly add the olive oil to stop the butter from burning.
  3. Take the first slice of bread and dip it in the batter thinly. Do not dip the whole slice into the batter. This will make the toast soggy. Dip on the other side with the same technique.
  4. Put the bread in the pan. Cook until both side is turned into golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top.
  6. Serve the french toast with some fresh, thin slices of bananas and fresh raspberries.
  7. Drizzle with your favorite syrup such as maple or honey.
  8. Enjoy!

Photo Tutorial

Scrumptious French toast for breakfast.
Scrumptious French toast for breakfast.
I like my French toast with fresh sliced fruits such as banana, strawberries, and red raspberries.
I like my French toast with fresh sliced fruits such as banana, strawberries, and red raspberries.
French toast is not complete without sweet and yummy maple syrup.
French toast is not complete without sweet and yummy maple syrup.
We love having French toast with coffee. They are perfect combination for a morning breakfast!
We love having French toast with coffee. They are perfect combination for a morning breakfast!

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      • Robert Sacchi profile image

        Robert Sacchi 

        9 months ago

        Thank you for posting.

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        9 months ago from USA

        Hi Robert. I love some vanilla flavor in the french toast batter. Should try next time when you make some! Thanks for stopping by!

      • Robert Sacchi profile image

        Robert Sacchi 

        9 months ago

        Seems it should be very tasty. The vanilla extract is a new one for me. I can see where it would add some extra taste.

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        20 months ago from USA

        Hi Nancy, I hope you will :) and thanks for stopping by!

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        Nancy Hinchliff 

        20 months ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

        Wow, the pictures are fabulous; make we want to whip some up or breakfast tomorrow morning. Nice article and recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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