7 Ways to Start Your Day with French Toast

March 22, 2013

French toast: when perfected, it achieves that golden ratio of soft custard to chewy crust to caramelized exterior. Not too stiff 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, of sleepy faces gathered around a table.

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.

Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast from aliyaleekong

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Bell-less, Whistle-less, Damn Good French Toast from Kayb


Weekend French Toast from fineartdaily


Maple Rosemary French Toast with Vanilla Crème Fraîche from hardlikearmour


Croissant French Toast from merrill


Crunchy Maple French Toast with Maple-Whiskey Butter from cookinginvictoria


Darjeeling Tea Pain Perdu with Condensed Milk Butter from Aliwaks

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Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull