A plate of brioche cinnamon French toast makes for a great breakfast! Sweet, rich & buttery this goes great with lashings of maple syrup.
French toast consists of bread dipped in egg, milk & sometimes cream. The most popular flavour would have to be cinnamon but this can also be made sweet or savoury. Bread wise, almost any can be used but the best options would be brioche or challah.
To make your own French toast, you'll need a loaf of thickly sliced brioche, eggs, milk, double/heavy cream, cinnamon, sugar & vanilla!
Step 1 – Making The Custard The first step is to make a custard by whisking together milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract & a pinch of salt. This is then transferred to a shallow bowl, ready for the brioche.
Step 2 – Soaking The Brioche Our brioche slices only need a short soak before being cooked. We’re only talking 30 seconds or so on each side. Each slice should be well soaked but not falling apart.
Step 3 - To cook, place a large frying pan over a medium heat then add in ½ tbsp of vegetable oil & a small knob of butter. Allow to melt then add in two slices of soaked brioche*. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown & crisp.
Step 4 – Serving Once the French toast is cooked, stack a couple of slices on a plate & top with a generous amount of maple syrup, some salted butter & a dusting of icing sugar.