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TIP OF THE DAY: French Toast Recipes For National French Toast Day


[1] Dulce De Leche French Toast with macerated fresh berries, dulce de leche drizzle and a hand-whipped cream (photo © Chica | Las Vegas).

French Toast Sandwich
[2] French toast sandwich with jam. Here’s the recipe (photo © Zulka Sugar).

Apple Pecan French Toast
[3] Apple Pecan French Toast. Here’s the recipe (photo © Zulka Sugar).

French Toast Recipe
[4] Pumpkin-batter French Toast with a sauteed apple topping. Here’s the recipe (photo © Domesticate Me | Peapod).

Savory French Toast
[5] Savory French Toast topped with tomatoes and cheese. Here’s the recipe (photo © Castello Cheese).


[6] Peach & Banana Stuffed French Toast (photo © Mackenzie Ltd.)

 

November 28th is National French Toast Day, but this year it fell on Thanksgiving.

So think of this tip not as being a day late, but as inspiration for Thanksgiving Weekend brunch. Thanks to Flavor & The Menu for the list.

While these ideas are for pan-fried French toast, you can also bake French Toast: equally delicious!

You can also make French Toast sandwiches like the Monte Cristo, an evolution of the Croque-Monsieur, a French sandwich of ham and Gruyère cheese, buttered and lightly browned on both sides in a skillet or under a broiler.

Here’s the recipe so you can try it for lunch—although probably not on the same day you have French Toast for breakfast.

Now, to the mix-and-match ingredients list. Try different combinations to find your signature French Toast recipe.
 
 
PICK YOUR BREAD

There are no limits on bread varieties, shapes, thickness.
 
Traditional French Toast Breads

  • Brioche
  • Challah
  • Texas toast (thick slices of buttered white bread)
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    Non-Traditional French Toast Breads

  • Babka
  • Baguette
  • Banana bread, zucchini bread, gingerbread
  • Cinnamon rolls, sticky buns
  • Croissant
  • Monkey bread
  • Panettone (recipe) or pandoro (recipe)
  • Pound cake
  • Raisin bread
  • Swirl bread (cinnamon, pumpkin)
  • Whole grain bread
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    BATTERS

    You can dip the bread into the batter right before cooking, or soak it overnight.

    Here’s the classic custard dip, plus special batters that a surprise of flavor.

  • Classic: whole milk or heavy cream, eggs, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon and/or nutmeg
  • Pancake: use a thinner version of pancake batter to dip the bread, combining two breakfast classics
  • Savory: buttermilk, eggs, chopped fresh herbs, sea salt, cracked pepper
  • Seasonal: egg nog (recipe)
  • Textural: retro cereal coatings, healthful cereal/granola coatings, puffed grains, seeds
  • Tres leches: evaporated milk, Thai coconut milk, heavy cream, eggs and pure vanilla extract, honey, cinnamon
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    FILLINGS

    Plain French Toast is great comfort food. But why not add an element of excitement with fillings between the layers of bread?

  • Bananas or caramelized bananas
  • Compote, sautéed fruit
  • Cream cheese (plain or flavored) or other soft cheese
  • Custard
  • Dried fruit relish
  • Flavored custard, whipped cream style cheeses
  • Ice cream
  • Jam (including PB&J French Toast)
  • Nut compotes, nut butters
  • Nutella
  • Savory: seasoned ground meat and/or vegetable blends, tomatoes and cheese (recipe), olive cream cheese and fresh basil or arugula, etc.
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    TOPPINGS

    Sweet, savory, indulgent, healthful, fun/whimsical and premium: Take your choice.

  • Dessert interpretations: Bananas Foster, cheesecake, tiramisu, pies/crumbles, churros
  • Fresh or macerated fruit
  • Fried egg
  • Housemade relishes and compotes
  • Whipped flavored mascarpone
  • Soft savory cheese (herbed goat cheese, for example)
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    SAUCE/SYRUP

    Classic and/or modern finishes complete your French Toast delight.

  • Caramel, including flavored caramels
  • Chocolate sauce or spiced chocolate sauce drizzle
  • Crème anglaise
  • Preserves or marmalade
  • Pure maple syrup or fruit-infused syrup
  • Warmed honey or spicy honey
  • Whipped honey butter
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