French Toast

French toast, known in France as pain perdue (“lost bread”) is delicious served with warm maple syrup and powdered sugar. Use white bread, challah, French bread, sourdough, or brioche for variety.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 8 slices day-old bread
  • 1⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a shallow, flat bowl (like a soup or pasta bowl), using a whisk. Melt half of the butter in a frying pan over medium heat, being careful not to let it burn.
  • Working with 4 slices of the bread, dip both sides of each slice in the custard mixture and immediately pan-fry in melted butter on both sides. Repeat with remaining butter and bread.
  • Cut French toast in triangular halves and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  • Serve with butter and warm maple syrup.