Big Dippers

French toast for spring brunch? We're all in. We asked the folks at Four Friends Kitchen for their recipe.

French toast with fruit on a plate.
Photo by Cassandra Stiltner

“French toast is the dessert of breakfast, a special treat to start your day” —Genefer Thornton, co-owner of Four Friends

Four Friends French Toast

Yields 1 quart of batter

Batter Ingredients
1/2 cup brown sugar
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk (or condensed milk for added sweetness
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tbsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions
Mix all ingredients together and chill. Slice a baguette diagonally. Dip in batter so the entire slice is covered, then griddle about six minutes per side until the coating starts to brown. Top with butter and syrup or berry preserves, crème Anglaise, whipped cream, and powdered sugar.

Four Friends Kitchen
Southern-inspired, contemporary American comfort food
2893 Roslyn St.