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#FoodHack: How to Make the Perfect French Toast

We can all agree that French toast is delicious.

Right, Celine Dion?

Walter White?

Aaaand Oprah.

That’s a solid group of supporters there.

The question is: How to make the perfect French toast? One of the keys to unlocking this mystery may surprise you…

Dry out your bread in the oven first.

You heard us, Burgundy.

Bake your bread on a wire rack at 300°F for about eight minutes a side, to reduce excess moisture in the center of the bread while adding a crispiness to the edge.

This retains the bread’s flavor while keeping it from getting too soggy—a pitfall to preparing the perfect French toast.

And if you follow the other particulars of this recipe, you might end up with something like this…

Now that looks perfect.

Right, Celine Dion?


1 Comment

  • W B McCarty January 19, 2015 at 3:27 am

    The link to the recipe leads to a web site, CooksIllustrated.com, that is not publicly accessible. For instance, it is not accessible to previous subscribers to CooksIllustrated.com.

    Also, you’re certainly entitled to ask of would-be posters whatever information you desire. However, making the entry of a website mandatory is, well, odd. Probably the majority of would-be posters have no web site.

    Finally, having draft comments appear in a very small, gray font is not helpful. It’s so hard to read that I’m unable to review what I’ve written (without resorting to trickery).

    Sorry that my comments seem so negative–just trying to make very good content even better, Scouts honor :-)



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