Food - Drink
The Extra Step Alton Brown Uses For Flavorful French Toast
By SHAYE GLISSON
In a YouTube video posted by Alton Brown, he whips up French toast in a few easy steps. He recommends using challah bread, brioche, or country loaf, but the extra step that makes Brown's French toast so flavorful is cream-based custard, made with eggs, half and half, and honey.
Whisk the custard ingredients together and dip each slice of bread into the custard for 30 seconds per side to avoid an oversaturated, soggy toast. Place each piece of custard-coated bread on a rack-topped baking sheet to settle and to allow the excess custard to drip off of the bread.
The chef uses an electric griddle set to 375-degrees Fahrenheit, but mentions that you can also use a skillet. Cook the bread in melted butter for about one and a half minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Place each piece of toast in a warm oven on a wire rack for about five minutes to finish.