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Gil's Brioche French Toast

Gil's Brioche French Toast

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Charles Gilbert, STL, MO

Brioche French toast with homemade strawberry sauce and homemade whip cream, topped with fresh strawberries.

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  • Calories:
  • 1008 kcal
  • 50%
  • Fat:
  • 72.8 g
  • 112%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.2g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 601 mg
  • 200%
  • Sodium:
  • 614 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place a metal mixing bowl and beaters from an electric mixer into the freezer to chill. Trim the end crusts from the brioche bread, and slice the loaf in half; cut each half in half again (4 pieces), and cut each quarter in half to total 8 pieces of brioche.
  2. Place 2 cups of strawberries and the water into a saucepan over medium-high heat; cover the pan, and bring to a simmer. Gently steam the berries until they release their juice, about 5 minutes.
  3. Beat 1 cup of heavy cream, vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar together with electric mixer in chilled metal bowl with the chilled beaters until the cream forms soft peaks; set aside.
  4. Whisk the eggs and remaining 1 cup cream together in a large bowl, and place the bread pieces into the mixture, spooning the cream over the bread to coat. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, and lay the coated brioche pieces into the skillet. Cook until the French toast is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  6. To serve, place 2 pieces of French toast onto a plate, overlapping slightly. Ladle cooked strawberries and their juice over the French toast, and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Top the cream with several fresh strawberries.
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Reviews

Rae
18
7/18/2011

I really liked this recipe. Loved using Brioche to make french toast. I used the Brioche recipe on this site for the brioche. My only complaint about this recipe is that the strawberries need some sugar. I suppose it depends on how sweet your berries are, mine were sweet but not enough. And I ended up thickening the berries with about 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Thanks for the recipe I will be making this again.

kimg
14
7/24/2011

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! This was easy and delicious. I used the brioche recipe on this site to go with this and it was the best french toast ever!

Grid-Iron Chef
10
7/13/2011

Delicious! Brioche is the way to go for real French toast, and who can go wrong with strawberries and whipped cream on top?! Also try warm apples and cinnamon!