Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit
French toast is the champion of brunch. Nothing says "weekend" like tucking into what should be a dessert (it's basically fried bread pudding) and washing it down with something bubbly that you can cloak in orange juice and serve in a flute. But there's also a practical reason why it's uniquely a weekend dish: it requires multiple steps, considerable prep and cooking time, and adequate post-meal downtime to surrender to a carb and sugar-induced coma on the couch. We asked Bon Appetit's assistant food editor Alison Roman to work around our most common French toast mistakes.
Check out the slideshow above to learn what they are.