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Fluffy Horchata french toast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with this Horchata French Toast topped with syrup and fresh berries. This will surely feel like a treat in the morning and it’s very easy to make. The sweet smell of vanilla and cinnamon will leave your kitchen smelling heavenly.

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What is Horchata?

Horchata originates from Mexico, it’s a beverage made out of soaked rice water and then flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. You can add sugar to it to make it sweet and it can be enjoyed cold or warm. You can make this at home using various ingredients from white rice to almond nuts and you can also buy horchata powder from various grocery stores. Now let’s make horchata french toast.

What is the best bread for horchata french toast?

Brioche bread comes highly recommended but any regular bread can make the perfect french toast ever following my magical tips and tricks. The trick is for the slices to be thick, not thin, and not to soak the bread in the custard for a long time.


Ingredients needed

Brioche bread – This bread tastes sweeter on its own and it’s made with an enriched dough making it the perfect first choice however any type of bread with thicker slices can give us nice golden brown french toast.

Horchata– In his recipe, I used horchata powder but if you don’t have that you can make your own. I will share a short quick way to make your own.

Eggs – We use this for our custard to coat the bread with and it will help the coating to hold onto the bread.

Milk Because I’m using horchata powder, I will be using milk to add to my liquid ingredients. If you opt for the horchata beverage then you may not need to use milk, you don’t want soggy french toast with all that watery custard.

Brown sugar. I prefer using brown sugar because I believe it contributes to the browning of the french toast. Any type of sugar will work, my reason could be just my mind believing what it wants to believe. You will also need a bit of icing sugar at the end for making it look delicious.

All-purpose flour – This is the secret ingredient to making fluffy french toast.

Vanilla extract This makes your toast taste and smell heavenly and as an additional option you can spice it up with cinnamon as well. These two complements one another very well

Maple syrup for the finishing you will top it with a generous amount of marble syrup or honey if you have, either one of the two works

Fresh fruits Make a restaurant perfect horchata french toast by topping your toast with fresh fruits

Butter or non-stick spray

Instructions for making french toast on a skillet

I have 2 ways to make this delicious french toast. I have used the skillet and an air fryer, in the instructions for air fryer Horchata French toast are in the recipe card.

  1. Cut your bread into thick slices of about 1 inch thick and heat up a skillet on a medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, crack 2 eggs then add about 2 tablespoons of milk or Horchata if you are not using powdered Horchata. A tablespoon of Horchata powder, a tablespoon of sugar, teaspoon of vanilla extract, and half a tablespoon of flour or full tablespoon if your custard is too watery. Whisk this until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Once your skillet is hot, add a tablespoon of butter or spray with non sticky cooking spray.
  4. Soak your bread in the custard for 5 to 10 seconds on each side. Let the excess custard drip off then put your coated bread on the skillet. Cook each side for 3-5 minutes or until nicely golden brown.
  5. Once it’s golden brown, remove it from the pan to a plate and top it with fresh berries and maple syrup. Garnish with powdered sugar.

FAQ

Is french toast supposed to be soggy?

No, absolutely not. In fact, a lot of people have given up on making french toast because it always comes out soggy which comes to show that it’s common for the results being soggy french toast. The good news is there are ways to perfect french toast and I have shared great tips in the body of this post.

what do you cook french toast on?

On a Skillet or in the air fryer.

What is french toast made of?

It’s simply bread soaked in egg wash custard and then toasted on a skillet but not limited to that. I have used the air fryer to make french toast and it came out extremely good with fewer calories than using butter.

What makes my toast soggy and how can I avoid soggy french toast

You get soggy french toast if you’ve used thin slices or maybe soaked your bread in the custard for a long time. To avoid this next time you can just do the opposite of your mistake or alternatively toast the bread in a toaster before soaking it in the custard. My grandmother used to use sun-dried bread and it was also delicious

TIPS to make the best french toast

  • Use a tablespoon of all-purpose flour to get a fluffy french toast.
  • Soak your bread for no longer than 10 seconds on each side in the custard.
  • Toast the bread before you actually start coating it with the custard.
  • Go for thicker slices of bread to avoid soggy french toast.
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Horchata french toast

Treat yourself to a 5 start breakfast with this fluffy Horchata french toast topped with fresh berries and maple syrup. Finished with powdered sugar… Delicious
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 256 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Loaf of bread
  • 1 tbsp Horchata powder
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 and ½ tbsp Sugar
  • 1 or ½ tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh berries
  • 1 tbsp Butter or Non stick spray

Instructions
 

  • Cut your bread into thick slices of about 1 inch thick and preheat your air fryer for 3 at 200°C
  • In a bowl, crack 2 eggs then add about 2 tablespoons of milk or Horchata if you are not using powdered Horchata. A tablespoon of Horchata powder, a tablespoon of sugar, teaspoon of vanilla extract, and half a tablespoon of flour or full tablespoon if your custard is too watery. Whisk this until all ingredients are combined.
  • Once your air fryer basket is hot, spray with non sticky cooking spray.
  • Soak your bread in the custard for 5 to 10 seconds on each side. Let the excess custard drip off then put your coated bread in the air fryer and ook each side for 3-5 minutes or until nicely golden brown
  • Once it’s golden brown, remove it from the pan to a plate and top it with fresh berries and maple syrup. Garnish with powdered sugar
Keyword french toast, horchata french toast