Brioche French Toast- Easy as 1,2,3
Brioche french toast-easy as 1,2,3
Whenever I make this French toast, it reminds me of Christmas morning, no matter the time of year. The warm cinnamon and savory vanilla…that rich egg mixture that binds it all together. It’s quick and easy but will make everyone in your family happy.
How to make French toast not soggy?
The path to French toast mastery starts with the basics. Creating a smooth custard to bind the ingredients together is the final objective but to get there we have to take a detour along the way – the BREAD.
I believe using thick slices of bread along with the right temperature is key to French toast mastery. You want the bread to hold enough moisture and flavor without feeling like you are eating a sponge.
The secret ingredient? Brioche Bread! Super soft, slightly sweet brioche is the king of breads. There is no other bread that can give you the same light and fluffy flavor.
What is brioche?
- A rich bread with pastry roots that’s sweet and savory. Think bread with a few extra elements such as eggs, butter and cream to create a smooth.
Why is it so good?
- Milk, butter and eggs make for a rich a soft bread. The “B” in Brioche stands for butter.
Why is brioche used?
- The better question is why isn’t it? There is no time that brioche is not the answer. Obviously, French toast this time but I recommend you give a sandwich a try. Trust me you can’t go wrong.
Where do I get it?
- You can make your own if you’re feeling adventurous but most grocery stores have it by the loaf. Check the bakery section and you should find a variety. One good thing is that the loaf isn’t cut so you can cut it yourself for the perfect thickness. It’s always better to cut your own slices and this recipe demands thick bread to hold in all that cinnamon sugar deliciousness and syrup.
Is brioche more expensive?
- Yes, unlike standard refined bread brioche has extra ingredients and falls closely to a pastry like profile, so you’ll spend a little extra.
Is brioche healthier?
- No, brioche has a higher fat and carbohydrate content due to the addition of eggs and butter.
Brioche French Toast – Easy as 1,2,3
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 loaf brioche sliced thick
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar optional
- maple syrup optional
- Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla in a shallow bowl.
- One at a time, place the Place slices of bread in one at a time into your egg mixture. Flip the slice and flip so that both sides are well coated. Allow excess mixture to run off.
- Melt butter in a large skillet or griddle and cook on medium heat until browned. Serve immediately or within 30 minutes recommended. However, you can cook and freeze if chosen if you need to.
- Optional step #4: Dust with powdered sugar, fresh fruit and add syrup if desired.