brioche french toast

11 February 2009

dscn1481This is what we ate for breakfast yesterday morning. Utterly delicious, and unlike pancakes or muffins, it took about ten minutes from thought to plate. Want to make your own? Here’s what I did:

Brioche French Toast (serves one or two)


  • four slices of brioche (I used day-old from this lovely bakery, but you can make your own…)
  • four eggs
  • a splash of vanilla
  • cinnamon-sugar (I mix this myself, but I think you can buy it as well)
  • a bit of butter
  • blackberries for serving, or some other fruit or sauce of your choice

To Make:

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet or frying pan to medium heat, until water droplets sizzle before they evaporate
  2. Beat the eggs and vanilla together in a wide shallow dish.
  3. For each piece of french toast, dredge both sides of the brioche slice in the egg batter and fry in the pan, flipping once, until lightly browned on both sides. Remove to a warm plate, spread one side lightly with butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  4. Continue until you have run out of brioche slices (you can easily increase this recipe; I used one egg for every slice of brioche).
  5. Eat quickly, topped with blackberries or something else delicious!

I suggest coffee with this (as you can see from the photograph).

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