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Recipe: Classic French toast

French toast remains a favorite breakfast choice. Done right, there's an unpretentious beauty to this classic comfort food.

Sometimes there's nothing as tempting as a plate of crisp, thick slices piled high on a plate with a sprinkling of sugar.

Classic French toast

Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
6 (1-inch thick) slices bread, such as challah or brioche, somewhat stale
3 tablespoons butter or bacon fat, divided
Powdered sugar, as desired
Maple syrup as desired

1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the cream, then the vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the batter into a wide, shallow baking dish.

2. Soak the bread slices on each side, about 2 minutes per side.

3. Heat a large, heavy-bottom skillet over medium heat until hot. Melt a tablespoon of butter in the hot pan, then add 2 slices of the bread. Reduce the heat and fry the slices gently on each side until the bread is crisp and golden-brown, and the inside of the bread is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cover the pan while cooking so the bread toasts evenly and thoroughly.

4. Remove the toast and hold on a baking sheet in a warm oven until all of the slices are toasted. Repeat with the remaining slices.

5. Slice each piece of toast in half and plate 3 half slices on each of 4 plates. Dust each with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with warm maple syrup.

Nutrition information:
Each of 4 servings (without powdered sugar, maple syrup): 584 calories; 14 grams protein; 44 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 40 grams fat; 22 grams saturated fat; 307 mg cholesterol; 3 grams sugar; 495 mg sodium.

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