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The Best French Toast Recipe


We often think of French toast as a deluxe breakfast to be made on a special occasion. This easy recipe made from rich and fluffy brioche bread is not only decadent, but easy to prepare and can be made with just a few ingredients. Warm maple syrup and an extra pat of butter on top make this recipe anything but ordinary. 


  • 1 1/2 Cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 12 1/2-inch slices of bread, such as brioche
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • maple syrup, warmed


Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt. Layer the bread in a large casserole pan and pour the buttermilk mixture over, making sure that each slice is covered in the liquid. Soak the bread for about 20 minutes, turning and flipping the bread occasionally, until the bread has absorbed the liquid, but is not falling apart.

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bread in batches, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a clean baking dish and keep warm in the oven while you cook the other slices of bread. Serve with warmed maple syrup.