If you’re looking for a decadent French Toast recipe, this is it! In this recipe I use thick slices of sweet, rich Brioche bread dipped in egg custard to achieve sweet, buttery slices of French Toast. Brioche bread is less dense than a regular loaf of bread, uses less yeast, typically is sweeter, and uses more eggs and butter. It makes for the perfect base in this recipe. I have written this recipe to use an entire loaf of bread for my family of six however you have halve or even quarter this recipe as you see fit. To cook up the best French toast make sure to use a cast iron or another heavy bottomed skillet.
Brioche Bread French Toast
Makes: 12 slices
- 1 loaf of brioche bread (12 slices of bread)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- powdered sugar for garnishing
- maple syrup for serving
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla.
- Heat a small knob of butter on your pan on medium heat.
- Dip a slice of toast in the egg mixture and turn it over so that it coats both sides. Do not leave the slice of bread in the egg mixture until it turns soggy, however make sure both sides are coated evenly and thoroughly.
- Cook for about 2 minutes on both sides or until cooked through fully. To check for doneness, press lightly with one finger. If the bread springs back up, the custard has set and your French toast has finished cooking. If the bread does not spring back up, cook for a few seconds longer on each side.
- Once done sprinkle with some cinnamon and set aside.
- Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each slice of bread.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm with warmed maple syrup.