Brioche Cinnamon French Toast
It’s a Saturday morning, I’ve just had breakfast and putting together this super easy recipe for Brioche Cinnamon French Toast.
Lads this is one to impress the other half and it could not be any easier ( It’s also just as nice to make for yourself or anyone else for that matter).
There is very little by way of special ingredients for this so it’s easy make on a whim or if you are buying everything at once it is pretty cheap. If you can’t get Brioche you can use any loaf or bread, a day or two older is even better. I used Challah bread I had left over which is very similar to Brioche. Here is what you will need for two large portions for two people.
- Loaf or Brioche or any other loaf of bread you have to hand, a day or two old is best. Two slices per person.
- 3 medium eggs, get the freshest ones you can. (~1.5 eggs per person if scaling recipe up)
- 1/2 tea spoon of cinnamon per egg used.
- 120 ml of fresh milk (40 ml of milk per egg used)
- Knob of butter to cook
- Icing sugar / golden syrup / maple syrup / crispy bacon or what ever you want to serve.
How to put it all together
In a bowl / large glass beat the eggs with a fork then add in the milk and beat some more. Once that is done put the cinnamon in. If you want it perfect and lump free mix in a little bit at a time but as I’m lazy and like the extra intense taste cinnamon lumps I bung it all in at once. It wouldn’t look pretty but don;t let that worry you.
Cut two slices of bread per person but don’t be tempted to cut them too thick. For all you hipster types think of just a little thicker than your iPhone should be about right. Get a tray / Dish / What ever you have and pour your egg mix into it, then place slices of bread into it. You can do these in batches so don’t stress about not having something big enough.
Give the bread five minutes or so to soak up the egg mixture and then flip it over, it won;t take as long to the second side.
Now is where it all happens, if you are having coffee with your breakfast now is the time to start brewing as your Brioch Cinnamon French Toast will be ready to eat in five minutes. Get your best frying pan and bring it to a medium heat and put a knob of butter on it.
Keep an eye on the butter and don;t let it burn, it will be at the right temperature to cook when it’s white and frothy, kinda like this.
Depending on the size of your pan place the egg mix soaked bread into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides.
When done, sprinkle with icing sugar, serve, instagram and enjoy.
Of course I feel extra smug because I made this using left over bread I had baked myself and the eggs were from our own hens. But do’t let any of that put you off, hit up the shops and treat yourself to a very quick and very taste breakfast.
If you do happen to make this or have any suggestions I’d love to hear them so please do comment below or catch me on twitter @adrianshanahan .