Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
*Bread - I think that challah bread works the best, but you can also use french bread or even regular bread. If you are using regular pre-sliced bread you will need two peices per peice of french toast. If you are using french or challah bread you will need it sliced thick.
*eggs - one egg for every two peices of toast
*milk or cream - just a splash
*vanilla extract or almond extract - just a teaspoon for added flavor
*butter - to coat your cooking surface
*syrup - to serve it with
*seedless raspberry preserves or jam
*fresh raspberries (optional - it tastes better with fresh ones, but you can leave them out to save money or if they aren't in season)
Or the stuffing of your choice!
Step 2: Prepare Your Bread
If you are using regular bread, you need to spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each side. The cream cheese is part of the flavor of the stuffing, but it also helps to bind the two slices of bread together
Step 3: Prepare Your Stuffing
If you are using a thick slice, put your stuffing ingredients in the pocket.
Step 4: Squish Your Bread
This step isn't as necessary is you're using a thick 'pocket' stuff, but it can't hurt to give it a good squish.
Step 5: Prepare Your Eggs
Add a splash of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla. I also like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon sometimes.
Beat the eggs until the whites are totally broken and the mixture is thoroughly blended.
Step 6: Prepare Your Cooking Surface
Heat your pan, griddle, or panini press and coat it with a thin layer of melted butter.
Step 7: Dip Your Bread
Step 8: Cook
If you're doing it the old fashioned way, you'll want to cook until the bottom is a golden brown, then flip and continue cooking until the egg is thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
Step 9: Serve and Enjoy
Topping it with powdered sugar and fresh berries or pecans is optional. You'll probably only want to do it for company.
Warm some maple syrup in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to serve with it.
A few peices of bacon or sausage make a great side if you like.
Voila! Enjoy your brunch!