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French Toast

randyjl Mar 11, 2012 03:26 PM

What is the best bread for french toast? It would need to freeze well since I cook for only myself.

  1. monavano Mar 11, 2012 03:29 PM

    Challah or broiche. For the purpose of using for French toast, it will keep fine in the freezer.

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    1. re: monavano
      fracklefoodie Mar 11, 2012 08:36 PM

      Heartily agree with the brioche and challah. Thickly sliced and dried out for a bit so it soaks up a good amount of batter and becomes creamy and luscious custard in the middle when cooked.

      1. re: fracklefoodie
        pine time Mar 12, 2012 08:32 AM

        +1 on brioche. During the holidays, I use eggnog in place of plain milk, add nutmeg, and sometimes a touch of rum. Nice kick and delicious flavors, especially with warm Grade B maple syrup.

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      eatmyfood Mar 11, 2012 05:06 PM

      I like using a cinnamon swirl bread or a raisin cinnamon bread too. And they freeze well.

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      1. re: eatmyfood
        attran99 Mar 11, 2012 05:48 PM

        I love cinnamon swirl and raisin, too!

      2. EM23 Mar 11, 2012 06:24 PM

        Trader Joe's Texas Toast is nice and has kept well in my freezer for more than a year now (I don't make FrenchToast too often).

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        1. re: EM23
          randyjl Mar 11, 2012 07:02 PM

          We are waiting eagerly for our first Trader Joes in DFW!

        2. tim irvine Mar 11, 2012 07:48 PM

          Sourdough IMHO

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