French Toast

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Serves 2
4 slices high-qualiy sandwich bread
3 tbsps unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten, 1tbsp removed
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp table salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 degrees. Arrange the bread on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and bake until slightly dry, about 15 minutes.
2. While the bread is in the oven, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and whisk it together with the milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in the flour until smooth. Pour the batter into a shallow dish large enough to hold two slices of bread.
3. Transfer 2 pieces of the bread from the oven into the batter and soak both sides, about 30 seconds per side. Meanwhile, melt 1 more tablespoon of the butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until beginning to brown, swirling to coat the pan. Remove the bread from the batter, allowing excess batter to drip back into the dish, and lay in the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer the French toast to the wire rack and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining butter, bread, and batter.
Meal   BreakfastDish   Bread
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes
Features   Vegetarian

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