Best and Easy French Toast: It could be because we rarely eat French toast and when we do, it will be a special time to make you happy in a brunch and we will eat it thinking it’s good it’s French toast, then never think about it until the next one the menu has it and we are so tempted to order it because we almost can’t remember its taste and need a refresh. Then we made it at home recently and for the first time ever thought oh my God, it’s toast. Have we never had it so fresh before? Was it brioche? Is it because we are isolated and we miss everything that once seemed effortless to us? How could it have been so simple? I don’t use that word lightly, so I mean it when I say it’s the better French toast we’ve never had.
We weren’t looking to make French toast, I was looking for sliced bread on Amazon and I discovered that Whole Foods had this brioche available for delivery. My intention was that we could make decadent PB & J sandwiches with this, but Oleg’s first thought was that we had to make French toast.
With a combination of learning the basics of what’s going on in French toast and working with what we had in our kitchen to make this as easy as possible, it became what we decided to unanimously both as the best thing we did at home during the quarantine (and we did a LOT of things during this time). I feel so different from French toast now and I don’t know if I could ever order it again knowing how good and simple it is to have at home.
Best and easy french toast
Large brioche slices with a pastry cream centre.
Servings: 4 slices
- 4 slices brioche, each 1.5 “thick cut
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 Chopped off whole milk or the cream is great too
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- berries or any fruit
- Maple syrup
- sugar confectioners
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt
- Transfer the mixture to a shallow container, such as a serving plate.
- Place the brioche slices in the mixture and let soak for 3 minutes.
- Turn the brioche slices over and leave to soak the other side for 3 minutes.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
- Lift each slice of bread and allow the excess egg mixture to drain before frying it in the pan.
- Fry the slices until golden. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes per side, but check before turning around to see that it is slightly crisp and golden brown. Add the rest of the butter to the pan and stir between the slices of bread before turning.
- Plate the French toast and garnish with your favourite fruit, maple syrup and icing sugar.