It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. French toast is a commonly enjoyed choice, maybe seen as a reward on the weekend. Since French toast is more or less all about the bread itself, bread is the one ingredient that can really make or break that meal. Here at the Bakehouse, we offer a daily selection of bread that is over 25 varieties. That doesn’t includ versions of breads that share a common base with tasty add-ins like chocolate, nuts or seeds or any of our “Special Bake” breads that only show up on occasion. With all of these choices, how does one select just the right loaf with French toast in mind?
At Zingerman’s Bakehouse, we are very serious about our bread. We take special care in the selection of ingredients, the way we mix our dough, and the processes we use in handling, proofing and baking our bread. We are especially particular about the way we eat our bread. With that in mind, I consulted the experts as to which Bakehouse bread is their favorite when making French toast. Clearly by experts I mean the staff of the Bakehouse, who make, bake, sell and basically live this bread everyday.
After polling the Bakehouse staff, there were some clear winners in terms of favorite breads to make this classic American breakfast item. With 66% of staff selecting a variety of this bread as their favorite French toast loaf, Challah comes out on top. Our plain version of Challah was the top pick, with our special bake variety called Kálac (cinnamon swirl egg bread) coming in a close second. Although now on vacation, Chocolate Challah rounds out the top three. (“on vacation” means we're not making it right now). Next on the list of top picks is our Rustic Italian bread. Breads with even more flavor that made the list included Cinnamon Raisin, Pecan Raisin, Cranberry Pecan, Farm, Country Wheat and Challah Turbans with rum raisins.Read on »