Classic French Toast


  • 4 thick slices (6 normal slices) of 2-day-old brioche or challah bread, better if slightly stale
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 tsp vanilla extract
  • butter (to grease pan)

optional a)

  • 1.5 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1.5 tsp Grand Marnier

optional b)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Whisk wet ingredients (all but bread) in a large mixing bowl
  2. Pour mix into 8×11 baking dish
  3. Soak each slice of bread in baking dish for 1 minute per side
  4. Transfer to buttered pan over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes per side

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