The secret to really luscious French toast is a creamy interior and a perfectly crisp, buttery crust. Here's a recipe that makes it easy. Start with soft brioche, challah or flavorful Italian panettone, rich with currants and dried, candied fruits.
Whip the milk and eggs together very thoroughly. Slice the panettone very generously - the slices should be at least an inch thick. Soak the slices in the milk and egg mixture until they are fully saturated and almost but not quite falling apart.
Have a sizzling skillet ready, generously greased and on medium-high heat. Carefully transfer the wet slices into the hot butter or margarine. Don't flip them until they are well browned, or they risk falling apart. Cook until browned and crisp on both sides.
Drizzle with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and dust with powdered sugar. If desired, serve with Italian flavored syrups.
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