7 Ways to Start Your Day with French Toast

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Bell-less, Whistle-less, Damn Good French Toast
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Serves 4

1 loaf challah bread
3 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
Butter, for grilling and ... more 
Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Bell-less, Whistle-less, Damn Good French Toast
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

Serves 4

1 loaf challah bread
3 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
Butter, for grilling and serving
Good maple syrup, for serving

1. Slice challah into 3/4 to 1-inch thick slices.
2. Whisk together eggs and cream.
3. Heat a griddle or flat grill pan over medium high heat, and add 1 tbsp butter for every two pieces of French toast it will accommodate; swirl butter around to cover surface.
4. Dip slice of bread in egg and cream; flip and repeat. Add to griddle, and grill until golden on one side; flip and repeat.
5. Serve with additional butter, if desired, and good quality maple syrup. less 
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French toast: When perfected, it has that golden ratio of soft custard to chewy crust to caramelized exterior. Not too dry or too soggy, it melts in your mouth while still standing its ground against a generous pour of maple syrup or a hefty wedge of butter. It's the stuff of languid weekend mornings, of breakfasts in bed. These 7 recipes run the gamut from sweet to savory, simple to extravagant -- but all of them are sure to result in plates licked clean and requests for more.

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