Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!

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Here is an ultra tasty recipe for Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy! It is a great classic of French cuisine that reminds me of my childhood.

French toast or pain perdu, as it is called in French, can be made with old bread or, as in this recipe, brioche. Brioche is more delicious than bread because it is naturally sweet. To bring a little freshness, I served this Brioche French toast with blueberries and blackberries.

Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!

How to make a soft and crispy French toast?

The art of French toast is that it is soft but still crispy on the outside! To do this, I have two advices for you:

  • Be generous with the slices of brioche! I advise you to cut large slices of brioche, at least 3 cm thick.
  • Caramelize instead of sweetening! The secret to crispy French toast is to caramelize it instead of just adding sugar at the end. To do this, I add the sugar to the pan directly with the butter and melt it to a caramel before adding the slices of brioche.
Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!
Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!
Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!

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Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!

Recipe for Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!

For 4 servings you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

For the Brioche French Toast

  • 4 slices brioche bread, thick
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 cl of milk
  • 20 g butter
  • 20 g sugar

For decoration

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Ice sugar

Are you missing an ingredient? Here are some tips on how to substitute certain ingredients.

Preparation

Cut the brioche into slices of about 3 cm.

Mix the eggs and milk. Whisk well to obtain a homogeneous liquid. Then, dip the slices of brioche on each side in the milk and egg mixture. Place on a plate.

Heat the butter and sugar in a pan. When the sugar and butter start to caramelize, add the slices of brioche. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until nicely caramelized.

Serve on a plate and add blueberries and blackberries for decoration. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute some of the ingredients ?

As with every blog post, here are some tips for substituting ingredients in this Brioche French Toast recipe:

  • Brioche: You can replace the brioche with sandwich bread or stale bread.
  • Eggs and milk: For a vegan version like the Best Vegan French Toast recipe by Bianca Zapatka, you can replace the eggs with 3 tablespoons of chickpea flour and 125 ml of vegetable milk such as almond milk or oatmeal milk.
  • Butter: You can replace butter with margarine.
  • Sugar: You can replace the sugar with brown sugar.
  • Blueberries and blackberries: You can add any type of fruit you like and what you have on hand!

Can the brioche French toast be prepared in advance?

I advise you to prepare these Brioche French Toast just before serving. However, if you need to prepare them ahead of time, you can prepare them as directed in the recipe and remove them from the pan shortly before they are golden brown.

Then, before serving, heat them up in a frying pan with a little butter or in the oven for 5-10 min at 160 °C.

Can we make vegan Brioche French Toast?

Yes, see my advice above.

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Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy!

Here is an ultra tasty recipe for Brioche French Toast, soft and crispy! It is a great classic of French cuisine that reminds me of my childhood. 
French toast can be made with old bread or, as in this recipe, brioche. Brioche is more delicious than bread because it is naturally sweet. To bring a little freshness, I served this Brioche French toast with blueberries and blackberries.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Brioche French Toast

  • 4 slices brioche bread thick
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 cl of milk
  • 20 g butter
  • 20 g sugar

For decoration

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Ice sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cut the brioche into slices of about 3 cm.
  • Mix the eggs and milk. Whisk well to obtain a homogeneous liquid. Then, dip the slices of brioche on each side in the milk and egg mixture. Place on a plate.
  • Heat the butter and sugar in a pan. When the sugar and butter start to caramelize, add the slices of brioche. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until nicely caramelized.
  • Serve on a plate and add blueberries and blackberries for decoration. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Nutrition

Sodium: 229mgCalcium: 39mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 560IUSugar: 7gFiber: 1gPotassium: 51mgCholesterol: 153mgCalories: 250kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 14gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 24gIron: 1mg
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