French Toast


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French Toast

When I moved to France in the early 1980’s I was excited to show my new French friends what I could cook. One morning I decided to make everyone a large American breakfast. When I told them that what I was making was called “French Toast” they heartily laughed and said, “This is NOT French.” Laugh all they wanted to, but they ate it up anyway!


6 Large Eggs

4 Cups Milk

1 Loaf Brioche

½ Cup Superfine Sugar

¼ Cup Clarified Butter

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg

2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

Powdered Sugar

Maple Syrup

Cut the loaf of brioche into 1 inch slices and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and sugar. Add the nutmeg and cinnamon. In a baking dish layer the bread slices. Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices and let it stand for 3 minutes. Turn slices over and let it stand for another 3 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200° F and place a baking sheet in the oven to warm. Coat a large skillet with some of the clarified butter. Heat over a medium heat and add 4 slices of the soaked bread. Cook until golden brown and turn to cook the other side to a golden brown. Use more clarified butter if needed. Transfer to the baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. Repeat until all bread pieces are cooked. Serve French Toast with dusted powdered sugar and syrup. Serves 4


    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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