French toast: the quick and easy version of creating a vessel to receive butter and maple syrup. It’s the simpler pancake or waffle that doesn’t taste like it takes any less effort… unless of course you cheap out on the bread. If you use plain old white bread then it really does feel like it took less effort, a lot less. Use a better bread and although it took the same amount of time, the results are that much more noticeable and appreciated.
There are a few breads that seem like they were made for sweet French toast and as far as I’m concerned the king of these is Challah. Challah is an egg heavy, yet light and somewhat dry bread. All of those qualities perfect for flavor and absorption of your egg mix. It always comes whole, which means you can slice it as thick as you want and holds up well when soaked, great as plain French toast but of course, even better when you stuff it.