slices high-quality white sandwich bread
Tbsp (¾ stick) unsalted butter
tsp vanilla extract
C all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and place a rack in the middle position. Place bread in a single layer on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Bake until the bread is slightly dry, about 15 minutes. 2. While bread is drying, whisk together the milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and whisk it into the milk mixture. Whisk in the flour slowly. Whisk until batter is smooth. Pour batter into shallow dish. 3. Soak 2 pieces of bread in the batter for about 30 seconds per side. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown. Swirl butter to coat skillet. Take bread out of batter and allow excess to drip back into dish. Place 2 pieces of battered bread in skillet. Cook until French toast is golden brown on both sides. About 2-1/2 minutes per side. To keep cooked French toast warm, transfer to wire rack in oven. Repeat with remaining ingredients, 2 slices at a time.