French Toast with Browned Butter
Quite simply, the griddle section of this technique guide would be incomplete without a classic breakfast dish. However, there is nothing basic about this timeless toast when topped with nutty, rich browned butter.
Before You Start
If bread is fresh, leave out overnight to dry. Substitute challah bread for brioche, if desired.
To Make French Toast
- Preheat oven to 350°F Bake Mode with a rack set at position “3.”
- 2. In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg, and salt together
- Set griddle to 350°F; add 1½ teaspoons butter and evenly coat the cooking surface with melted butter using a wooden spatula.
- One slice at a time, dip bread in the egg mixture, letting excess custard drip back into the bowl; transfer to griddle and cook until golden, 2–3 minutes per side, adding more butter as needed.
- Transfer griddled French toast to a baking sheet. Bake until puffed, 8–10 minutes.
To Make Browned Butter
- In a skillet over medium-low heat, cook and constantly stir 4 tablespoons butter until foam subsides and browned bits form, 3–5 minutes. Transfer browned butter to a cold serving dish.
- Drizzle browned butter over baked French toast. Top each slice with 1 tablespoon maple syrup or more to taste. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.