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Brioche French Toast

Thick slices of Brioche are dipped in a rich custardy batter for the best Brioche French toast you've ever had! Top with raspberries and maple syrup for a decadent breakfast!
Prep Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 8 Slices

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices brioche bread dried out
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg optional
  • ½ teaspoon brandy optional
  • butter for the pan
  • maple syrup for topping
  • raspberries for topping
  • powdered sugar for topping

Instructions
 

  • Either let your bread sit out overnight or follow the instructions in the notes section below for quick drying.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the whole milk, half and half, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brandy.
  • Preheat your pan over medium heat.
  • While the pan preheats, set up an assembly line for the toast. This will vary depending on your kitchen setup, but you want the bread and the custard mixture close to the stove where your pan is. On the other side of the stove, have a clean plate ready to hold the cooked slices of bread.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan, and let it melt. Quickly dip your bread in the custard mixture (stir the custard each round before you dip to make sure the spices are evenly distributed) and immediately transfer to the hot pan.
  • Let the bread cook for 3 minutes, and then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Start checking the bread each time after 2 minutes to make sure it's not burning. Once the bread is cooked, move it to the waiting clean plate, and repeat with the next batch of bread. Continue until all the bread is cooked.
  • Serve with syrup, berries, and powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

Quickly dry out your bread:  if you don't have time to let your bread stale on its own, you can set your oven to 200 (F) and let the toast dry out in the oven for 20 minutes. Just flip the bread after 10 minutes so both sides dry out.
The custard mix should be enough for 8 thick slices of bread with a little bit left over.  Better to make too much and not need it than to not have enough custard.
Keyword brioche french toast, french toast