The Best Types Of Bread For French Toast – Tasting Table

Alton Brown recommends using challah, country loaf or brioche bread to make his French toast recipe. According to The Kitchn, challah bread has a pillowy-soft interior and a subtly sweet flavor. It is a simple bread consisting of eggs, oil, and sugar and is often used for bread pudding. Challah bread is often recognized for its artfully braided exterior.

Country loaf usually has a thicker crust and texture than other bread (via Bon Appétit). Its texture lies between a baguette and whole grain loaf, with the interior being softer than its exterior. Two Cups Flour says the bread is stretched instead of kneaded, which gives the country loaf its moist, flavorful center. Food Network chef Marc Murphy’s recipe for Pain Perdu calls for country bread and homemade vanilla sugar. 

Brioche is a sweet, soft, rich French bread used in savory dishes (via St. Pierre Bakery). Its golden exterior, ultra-soft texture, and rich taste are classic for this enriched loaf. St Pierre Bakery claims that brioche bread is versatile and tastes delicious on everything from burgers to sandwiches to French toast. PopSugar says chef Robert Irvine includes brioche in his recipe for French toast.

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