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I was super excited to find brioche available in the supermarket, and not being able to believe my good fortune, promptly placed a loaf in my cart.

I immediately looked up a recipe, wanting to make sure and use up every crumb before the loaf was lost to the confusion in the back of the pantry.

This French Toast was a delicious addition to our breakfast table, and those pieces not consumed that morning, re-heated well to preside over another meal.


brioche french toast

6 eggs

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 loaf brioche bread


vegetable oil

maple syrup

confectioners’ sugar

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, orange zest, vanilla, honey and salt. Slice the brioche in 3/4 inch slices and soak as many slices in the egg mixture as possible for 5 minutes, turning once.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Repeat, adding butter and oil as needed, until all the slices are cooked.

Serve hot with male syrup and confectioners’ sugar.


Recipe adapted from Food Network