A simple recipe for french toast or pain perdu (lost bread) that makes a delicious quick breakfast or snack any time of day. The outside is crisp and crunchy and the inside soft and custardy. Top it with syrup or powdered sugar and sprinkle it with fresh berries.
8 1-inch French bread slices
1 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
Powdered sugar or syrup
The older the bread, the crispier it will cook up.
Add a pat of butter onto hot toast for a more buttery taste before topping with powdered sugar or syrup.
For a change, you can use a hot waffle iron coated with butter to cook the french toast.