What Kind Of Bread To Use For French Toast
Bread is the french toast's main ingredient. Therefore you can't just use any bread that you can get to make one. So, what kind of bread to use for french toast? Well, you would want to get the best bread.
How Can You Say It's The Best Bread?
So what comprises the best bread for french toast? Here are some of the bread qualities you may want to consider for making that perfect french toast.
- Sturdy - Yes, sturdiness is essential. Since you will have to dip the bread in an egg and milk mixture, you don't want your bread to get all soggy and breaks apart once you cook it.
- Loaf - You may want to consider a bread by the loaf. Buying bread by the load will allow you to cut or slice it based on how thick you would like it to be.
- Taste - Although you will be eating more than just the bread, it should taste good to go with the rest of the flavor of your french toast.
Bread Of The Best Kind
There is the bread that will make your french toast stand out.
- Brioche - This is the standard bread used in making french toast. It's made up of more eggs and butter. That is why it's creamy, light, and a little puffy. It's sturdy enough to maintain its shape even after being soaked.
- Challah - This is another great choice of bread that you can use for french toast. Although if you use this, try to add a little bit more sugar to your custard mixture as this bread doesn't have that much sweetness. It's also a bit thicker and drier compared to Brioche.
- Pullman or Sandwich Bread - Since this kind of bread is not as dense as the other two kinds we already mentioned, try not to soak it in your egg and milk butter. Just give it a little dip.
- French Bread - This is another good alternative. Using baguette may give you a chewy toast. Just soak each slice a little longer than usual to soften it a bit.
Let's Make Homemade Brioche
Try this Brioche homemade recipe for your french toast.
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp instant yeast
- 3 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk, beaten together (reserve the egg white )
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 10 tbsp butter
- Prepare all the ingredients and mix them at low speed using a mixer for 10 minutes to 15 minutes until the dough is smooth.
- Get the dough and put it in a large, greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 45 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate the dough for not less than 8 hours but not more than 12.
- Set the risen dough in a greased brioche pan, cover with mildly greased plastic wrap but not too tight, and then allow it to rise some more for 1 hour and a half to 2 hours until it has doubled in size. Then brush the dough with the egg white that you set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Bake the brioche for 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 F, and keep baking the bread for another 30 minutes. Test the bread's temperature using a digital thermometer. When it's 190 F, then it's done.
- Let the bread cool down in the pan for about 10 minutes
Now you know so much of what kind of bread to use for french toast. Choose your bread wisely.