Chef John's French Toast

Ingredients

  • 2eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 (1 inch thick) slices French bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, allspice, and salt together in a large bowl. Place bread slices in egg mixture and soak, turning to coat, until bread is completely saturated.

  • Step 3

    Melt butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook bread in hot butter until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer toasted bread to a baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake toast in the oven until outside is crisp and slightly puffed, 12 to 15 minutes.

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