I am not a fan of soggy french toast, something about the texture is just not appealing to me. A good french toast is nice and soft in the inside from the custard, but still holding it's shape.
I cooked the french toast in a frying pan on low-medium heat. I didn't want the bread to cook on the outside and not in the inside.
This recipe is pretty simple. I used Challah bread, but you can use any bread you like. A day or two old bread is better because it will soak up the custard pretty good, better than fresh bread.
4 slices of bread-Challah or Brioche
1 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp of sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp of butter
warm maple syrup-optional
Beat the eggs, then add the milk, vanilla, sugar and salt. One by one, soak the bread on each side for about a minute depending on how thick the pieces are.
Melt one tbsp of butter in a large frying pan. Cook the bread for about 3 minutes on each side until nice and brown. Sprinkle some confectioners sugar and enjoy with warm maple syrup.