This recipe, which happens to be my favorite breakfast meal (french toast), is also my favorite version of that meal!
With a crust that delivers a cinnamon-scented crunch and interior that is as delicate and creamy as a creme brulee, you will have no choice but to keep going back for another bite until it is all gone.
Once you try this version of french toast, it may be difficult to go back to what you’re used to.
French toast or pain perdu as it is called in France, translates to lost bread. It gets its name from the logic behind the dish's creation. When bread became too old or stale to be enjoyed, the bread would be dipped or soaked into a batter or liquid and then be pan fried to bring the bread back to life. The liquid would hydrate the bread and refresh it, creating a fantastic treat out of something that some may have considered to be trash.
The reason why french toast is so good is the range of textures you experience when it is made correctly.
A proper french toast should be made with a thickly-sliced (about ¾ inch thick) piece of bread that is soaked long enough for the bread to absorb the batter all the way through, but not so long that the bread starts to become overly soggy and falls apart. The bread should then be pan fried until both sides of the bread are golden and crisp. When timed correctly, the center of the bread, that absorbed the batter, should be cooked slightly to the point where the eggs have gently coagulated and formed a pudding-like consistency. The inside should still have a slight jiggle but not be oozing any liquid. When this balance of texture is achieved, it is a magical thing.
What makes something so delicious as French Toast even more delicious? Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Here's what you need to create your new favorite breakfast dish:
While the cinnamon toast crunch cereal really adds some depth and flavor to our French toast, it's important to know the basics of making a perfectly good French toast.
Did we completely wow you with this one? We sure hope so!
Cheers and eat well!
A perfectly crispy, custardy and golden brown French Toast is nicely encrusted with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
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