Vanilla French Toast

"This vanilla French toast is full of secrets: the hint of cardamom, the double-dip method, and the cast iron pan. Together they add up to a decadently delicious French toast that I proudly serve for special occasions, like birthdays, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day."

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INGREDIENTS

– thick cut French, challah, or brioche bread – eggs – thick-cut French, challah, or brioche bread – vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste – cardamom – baking soda – salt – butter for frying

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prep time

5 MINUTES

total time

4 SERVINGS

Vanilla French Toast

20 MINUTES

1. Preheat a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

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2. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cardamom, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl

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3. Working with two slices at a time, pour about 1/4 of the custard mixture into a plate or shallow bowl. Place each piece of bread in the custard, let sit 2 seconds then flip to the other side and let sit two seconds. Flip two more times so that each side is coated twice.

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4. Add 1 - 2 tsp of butter to the heated pan and allow it to melt and coat the pan. Place the first two slices of dipped bread into the skillet and fry 2 - 3 minutes, then flip. Cook the remaining side an additional 2 - 3 minutes. The surface will crisp up and turn a medium golden brown. If it's cooking too fast, lower the heat. Adjust the cook time as needed.

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5. Repeat from step three with the next two slices until all eight slices have been double dipped and fried.

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6. Serve with fresh fruit, nuts, powdered sugar, maple syrup, or whipped cream.

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Enjoy!

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