French toast is a classic breakfast staple, but it's hard to get the perfect balance of moisture. Drying out your bread slices beforehand can keep the interior from getting too soggy.
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French toast is a great way to use up stale bread, but a tried and true recipe from Cook's Illustrated suggests baking your bread slices in the oven on a wire rack for eight minutes each side at 150°C. This prevents excess moisture in the bread while keeping the flavour. If you like planning ahead, you can even place some pieces on a wire rack and just let the pieces sit overnight.
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