About this recipe:I love making French toast with a crusty baguette. The smaller rounds make for a pretty presentation and are also great for little ones. Serve with honey, maple syrup, jam or fresh fruit with a dusting of icing sugar.
In a large shallow dish (I used a pie dish), whisk together the egg, milk, flour, vanilla and salt. Add the baguette slices in a single layer. Immediately flip over. Allow to soak for about 10 minutes, turning once halfway through.
Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the baguette slices. Cook till golden brown on both sides, flipping once, a total of 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve immediately with your choice of accompaniments.
For best results, use a denser baguette without too many airy holes. A sourdough, multigrain or seeded baguette works a treat, too.