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I love French toast, but a lot can go wrong in the making of it. It can be too soggy, or not have enough flavor. My least favorite is when the batter is not mixed enough and you end up with something too eggy — blech.
So I typically make it myself instead of ordering it out. It’s not terribly hard. You just need the right bread, and in this case, the right seasonings — chai spices! Anise, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg make up the bulk of the seasoning blend, with vanilla and ginger adding a bit of floral spiciness to the mix. Your milk mixture will smell like your favorite chai tea — perfection — and it goes perfectly with the browned butter you are serving it with.
If you have a favorite bread you like for French toast, use it here. My favorite is Brioche or Challah, but in this particular case, I used a croissant loaf I picked up at Whole Foods. And then I sliced it in sticks because I like more browned and crispy surface area, but slices work just as well.
For cooking, I like butter best, but butter burns. So to prevent straight up burning your butter, a bit of a neutral oil will keep your butter browned, not burnt.