How Long To Cook French Toast
Recipe Tips & FAQ's
What can you substitute for milk in French toast/can you use water instead of milk in French toast?Any plant-based milk can be used as a substitute for regular milk (or cream) to make a custard. If you don't have any of these, then use a very small amount of water (about 1 tablespoon per 2 eggs). If using water, note that you will end up with an eggier French toast--we recommend mixing in some ground cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of salt to add flavor and cut the "scrambled egg" flavor.
What is the trick to French toast?Use higher fat milk; follow the milk to egg ratio provided in the recipe; use thick slices of bread and soak on both sides until well saturated; use a large enough pan and preheat on medium heat; cook French toast in melted butter for richer flavor, but keep an eye on the butter and heat level so as not to over-brown or burn the milk solid in the butter. You can also use day old or stale bread.
Why add milk to eggs for French toast?French toast needs liquid to soften the bread, as well as something to 'bind' the ingredients. The milk is part of the batter or custard for soaking the bread slices--whole milk and eggs are the key ingredients for a rich custard. Adding milk, as well as vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, also helps to avoid 'scrambled egg' flavor.
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