I’m not going to parade around like I’ve loved french toast since I was a fetus or something. Of all the great breakfast foods out there (like pancakes, waffles, cereals, croissants, etc.), I have NEVER had an obsession with french toast. I used to watch my mom make french toast for my brother when I was younger, and looked at both them like “what…why?”
I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older and my tastes have changed or what, but I recently found myself craving french toast.
Craving being the key word.
I was a little taken aback by this craving. I experience cravings all the time; they mostly dictate what foods I eat on a daily basis. But how was I all of a sudden craving a food I’d never craved before?
I ventured to the grocery store and I bought some lovely brioche bread that an associate couldn’t stop raving about, and then got to cooking. And just to make it special, I topped the french toast with some fresh blueberries and powdered sugar for some added sweetness and flavor.
Classic French Toast
Makes 1 serving. Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- a pinch of salt
- 1 slice brioche bread
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Pure maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- Fresh fruit, such as blueberries
Whisk together the heavy cream, egg, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to create the mixture.
In a shallow dish with edges higher than the thickness of the bread, put in the slice of brioche bread. Pour the mixture on top of the bread and let is soak for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, flip over the bread and let it set for another 10 minutes.
On medium-high heat on the stove, fry the bread in olive oil and butter for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Top with syrup, fruit, and powdered sugar and serve immediately.
If you are making more than one serving, keep the french toast warm in the oven by setting the temperature to 250 F and putting the french toast in a baking pan to keep warm before serving.