So, what’s the best bread to use for French toast? The beauty of this breakfast favourite is its versatility, meaning the choice is yours – either keep it simple by using plain brown or white bread, or try something a little more adventurous. Using brioche or challah makes a perfect foundation for French toast, soaking up the eggy mixture without collapsing.
Slice thickness is also important when making French toast – if the bread is too thin, you risk the bread falling apart when meeting the mixture. Cut it to your preference, but it’s argued the ideal thickness should be 3/4" to 1" thick. Also remember, the drier the bread, the better it will soak up your mixture, so try using bread that has been open for a few days for the best results.