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Bread for French toast

sunray2003 Nov 20, 2011 09:14 PM

I live in the south bay. Could you please suggest me the bread I need to buy for making a french toast. Exact brand name and the store in which I can buy it would be very helpful. Thanks so much.

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  1. mariacarmen RE: sunray2003 Nov 20, 2011 09:58 PM

    any bread will work, don't have a brand name for you, but most will do. the best french toast i ever made was with sliced brioche. Trader Joe's sells brioche. Add a little almond and/or vanilla extract to the eggs.

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      sunray2003 RE: mariacarmen Nov 20, 2011 10:22 PM

      Thank you. That works. I can get to trader joe's easily.

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      Spenbald RE: sunray2003 Nov 20, 2011 10:13 PM

      Greenlee's cinnamon bread is perfect for french toast, and it's made right in San Jose. I've found it in SF Whole Foods stores.


      1. majordanby RE: sunray2003 Nov 20, 2011 10:16 PM

        Challah is a good bread for french toast. Try Ester's bakery in Mt View in the San Antonio shopping center.

        1. sunshine842 RE: sunray2003 Nov 20, 2011 10:20 PM

          since you're in SF anyway -- sourdough makes pretty rockin' French toast, too.

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            ML8000 RE: sunray2003 Nov 21, 2011 12:16 AM

            My sisters kids like Semifreddi cinnamon bread. It is tasty. I've also had their Challah bread for French toast and it was good. You can get the cinnamon bread in Safeway and Lucky's now.

            372 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA

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              vulber RE: sunray2003 Nov 21, 2011 02:19 AM

              i usually go with the brioche from la boulange or challah from semifreddi's

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