This week is all about love, with it being Valentines Day week and all. To show a little extra love I am going to be making a favorite, my Brioche French Toast.
Making the morning special
One of my favorite things to get for breakfast or brunch is french toast. Anytime there is Brioche French Toast on the menu I am ordering it. There is just something so yummy about thick cut bread dipped in a delicious egg mixture and then grilled to perfection.
Every time I fix this for The Hubby he always says he feels like we have gone out for brunch in our PJ’s. Now that is a special morning for sure.
It’s all about the bread
My go to bread for french toast is always brioche. There is just something about the tenderness of the brioche that makes for a great french toast. It absorbs the egg mixture well and once it hits the griddle (or skillet) it browns up and gets the best crust. Plus it is already delicious making any additional spices you add to it just that much better.
If brioche you can’t find it, you can use french bread, texas toast or really any bread you can cut thick. The best fresh toast is cut thick in my opinion.
One more thing. Make sure you try and use day old bread. Fresh bread will not absorb the egg mixture as well as day old bread will.
A little secret something
I have a little secret that I add in but don’t tell ANYONE. I add in a little pumpkin pie spice to the egg mixture. Yes pumpkin pie spice and it is not even fall. First, I love pumpkin everything, anytime, but I really love it in french toast. Most people add in cinnamon but I think the combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and all spice add a depth of flavor that I love.
If pumpkin pie spice is not your thing try a little espresso powder or cocoa powder for some added flavor.
Love in the making
Whether you are creating a special breakfast for your love on Valentines Day or looking for a fun dinner option this Brioche Fresh Toast is a must try. Trust me this will become a new favorite for sure!