Toaster Oven Baked Baguette French Toast

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I detest French Toast, but am apparently fairly apt at making it. My mom and sister adore the custardy, pillowy, toasty chewy concoction. Although I usually use half-and-half and a vanilla bean (I like the flecks), here is a bare bones recipe, inspired partly by Epicurious, Kitchn, Simply Recipes, Smitten Kitchen, etc.

I have two other sisters. The first forgave me for a slight after the first bite.

post-bakedThe second asked if it was baked chicken.

Baked Baguette French Toast

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 stale one-inch thick slices of baguette
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Beat eggs and add milk and sugar. Pour through strainer to remove the tough chalazae (the white twisted cords the hold the yolk in place) . I learned this trick from Alton Brown.

Squeeze into a greased pan and pour the custard. Drizzle with ground cinnamon. Tightly cover with plastic and return for the fridge for one hour or overnight.

Bake at 400F/200C for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve warm with maple syrup.
pre-baked

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