Classic French Toast
French toast is a breakfast classic for good reason and using a rich bread such as brioche or challah makes this variation even more irresistible. Drizzle with honey instead of maple syrup, if you like.
Special Diet: Vegetarian
6 cage-free eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
8 slices brioche or challah bread, or more, up to 10 thick slices
Maple syrup, optional
Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, for serving, optional
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 200°F.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Working with 4 or 5 slices at a time, dip brioche in egg mixture, turning to coat thoroughly, then gently shake free of any excess.
Arrange brioche in skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until deep golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Transfer to a large baking sheet when done and keep warm in the oven.
Repeat with remaining butter, brioche and egg mixture.
Transfer French toast to plates, top with syrup and berries, and serve.
Per serving: about 2 slices, 470 calories (260 from fat), 29g total fat, 15g saturated fat, 355mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 38g carbohydrates (2g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 16g protein.
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