Almond French Toast

Almond French Toast

An amazing French toast recipe that works well for Challah and sandwich bread. If you don't have almond extract, substitute vanilla extract for an equally fantastic french toast.
  • Prep: 5-10 min
  • Cook: 3 min per slice
  • Total: About 30 min
  • Makes 6-8 slices
Almond French Toast
  • Heat 10- to 12-inch skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • 1 large egg
  • Meanwhile, beat egg lightly in shallow pan or pie plate.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for frying
  • Whisk butter into egg.
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Whisk milk and almond extract into mixture.
  • ⅓ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • Finally, whisk flour, sugar, and salt. Continue to whisk until smooth.
  • 6 to 8 slices day-old sandwich bread
  • Soak bread without over-saturating, about 40 seconds per side for challah or 30 seconds per side for sandwich bread. Pick up bread and allow excess batter to drip off; repeat with remaining slices.
  • 1 tablespoon of butter for each slice, 6-8 slices total
  • Swirl 1 tablespoon butter in hot skillet. Transfer prepared bread to skillet; cook until golden brown, about 1 minute 45 seconds on first side and 1 minute on the second.
  • Serve immediately. Continue, adding 1 tablespoon butter to skillet for each new batch.
From . ( Adapted from Cook's Illustrated. May 1997. (

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