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French toast with brioche bread

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Almond and citrus brioche slices

Almond and citrus brioche slices

What is better than French toast on a lazy weekend morning – french toast with brioche bread! Very Thomas Keller-ish. We recently got this fabulous brioche bread from our local farmer’s market (thanks Acme) – made with almond bits, candied citrus and orange blossom water.  We took a low fat french toast recipe from Sally Schneider’s “New Way of Cooking” and applied that to the brioche – and wow! what a fantastically soft custard like French toast emerged.

Ingredients: For every slice of brioche (6-7 cm diameter, 1 cm thick), we used 1 egg (cage free, organic of course), 1/3 cup of lactose free 2% milk, dash of maple syrup, dash of vanilla, 1/2 tsp zest of orange, and a pinch of salt. Each slice soaked for about 2 minutes. Fried each slice in 2 tsp of brown butter and served drizzled with our homemade seville orange marmalade (David Lebovitz’s recipe). Smell of brown butter and orange is terribly tantalizing in the morning.

Variations: Candied pecans on top and dash of liqueur pushes it up a  notch. Fennel seeds (1/4 tsp) go fantastically well. I am inspired to try adding a pinch of crushed coriander seeds next time I try this.  To make the breakfast extra special, juice the orange and combine with your favorite sparkling wine for a toast with the toast.

Egg, lactose free milk, orange zest, vanilla and maple syrup

Egg, lactose free milk, orange zest, vanilla and maple syrup

Soaking the slice

Soaking the slice

Fried in a dab of brown butter and served with seville orange marmalade

Fried in a dab of brown butter and served with seville orange marmalade

Lactose Note: Brioche has some butter in it which has trace amounts of lactose. The slices are fried in brown butter – again trace amounts of lactose. The remaining ingredients are lactose free.

Calorie Note: The bread didn’t come with calorie content. But based on the ingredient list, I estimate 200-250 per 1 inch slice. Calorie contribution from remaining ingredients (per slice) is ~200.

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Written by Som

June 6, 2010 at 8:31 am

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  1. […] Burger, desi style french toast shouldn’t come as surprise. It is a savory version of the french toast with a touch of desi […]

  2. […] Some Air Canada employee has a cruel sense of humor to inflict a Cup O’Noodles at poor folks at 30000 feet. And they made us pay $3 for the privilege too. The sandwich was no better – third rate bread, soggy cold cuts, some unidentifiable sauce. Hmmmm, maybe it is not sense of humor but an actively malicious intent behind this. Only that would explain why they could not source good bread from a city that houses Acme Bread Company. […]

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