toast4French toast may seem to be so simple to make, yet there are so many things that can go wrong with it. I think the most important ingredients are the type of bread you use and the maple syrup. I had the best French toast in a recommended restaurant Lawrence in Montreal by a maple syrup producer from Joe Beef. The bread was Challah and the secret to it was that it was stale. I was surprised how the toast was lifted by the good quality maple syrup. A couple bottles of that maple syrup came back with us when we moved back to States.
It’s been in my head since then so I finally decided to make one, using the Lawrence version as my template.  I decided to make the Challah bread first and let it go stale for couple of days and use one of the maple syrups we brought from Montreal. More »