Simple Baguette French Toast Recipe

Baguette French Toast is thick and almost chewy on the outside, it dissolves into a soft and custardy center.

Simple Baguette French Toast
Simple Baguette French Toast

Last summer, I got into a very bad habit of buying a baguette several times a week because there was a great bakery located right next to the pottery studio where I was taking classes.

(And yes. I realize that this sentence makes me look like a film with Diane Keaton.)

While my favorite way to eat baguettes is really just ripped off with my hand, maybe with a little bit of sweet butter and salt, I also like when a one-day baguette can be turned into something charming.

Like this simple French toast. What I really like to make baguette French toast is that the texture is fantastic. Thick and almost soft on the outside, it dissolves in a soft, pasty center.

The width of a baguette also makes it a fairly perfect portion size, ideal for serving at brunch or with a tastier breakfast like eggs.

Baguette French Toast
Baguette French Toast

It’s the best of both worlds, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Simple Baguette French Toast

Baguette French Toast is thick and almost chewy on the outside, it dissolves into a soft and custardy center.

Ingredients

  • 1 crusty day-old baguette
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half & half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Butter (at least 1/4 cup or 1 stick)
  • Maple syrup (warmed) and fresh blueberries, for serving

Instructions

  • Slice the baguette diagonally into 2-inch-thick slices.
    In a large, shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and salt.
  • Place the baguette slices in the dough for 30 seconds, then return to the other side.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter to start. Once melted, cook the soaked baguette slices, in batches, for about 1 to 2 minutes per side or until they are fully cooked and golden.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and repeat with the rest of the baguette.
  • Drizzle with warm maple syrup and blueberries just before serving.

Source: AlwaysOrderDessert

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