Eggy bread, or French toast? Whatever you call it, this recipe is the best (and easiest) one that you'll ever make. Cinnamon infused milk and eggs soaked into buttery brioche, then pan-fried until perfectly crispy and golden. The perfect brunch or breakfast. And of course, all ingredients are from Aldi!
In Britain, it's called eggy bread, in Canada, it's French toast, but it's all the same. Perfectly crispy, fluffy brioche bread with just the right amount of cinnamon, all topped with some whipped double cream, strawberries and of course maple syrup. This is perfect for any brunch and is a lovely alternative when you don't feel like making pancakes.
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- brioche bread (already sliced to make life easy)
- double cream
- maple syrup
Step by step directions
This recipe really is so easy, and you probably don't really need the step by step, but just in case you've got kids or someone very inexperienced wanting to cook you brunch then, these step by steps will have them making you the perfect eggy bread every time.
- Start with a shallow dish. I use a pie dish and it's the perfect depth and width. Crack the eggs, pour the milk and add the cinnamon.
- Whisk everything together.
- Dip the brioche in the egg mixture for about 15 seconds on each side.
- Meanwhile, heat up a non-stick skillet and melt the butter over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted and the brioche has been dipped, add the soaked brioche to the foaming buttery pan. Gently fry for about 3 minutes per side, or until the bread is golden and crispy on the outside and the edges are deep golden brown.
- Remove from the pan and place straight onto plates to serve with the strawberries, cream and maple syrup.
Eggy bread FAQ's
Can any other milk be used?
Yep. It sure can. You can use, any kind of dairy milk, whole, skim, whatever you've got. Also, soy, almond, rice and oat milk all work really well. I would, however, skip using single, cream, double cream, or coconut milk for soaking your eggy bread. The fat content of these products is just too high and you'll end up with a heavy toast with a soggy centre.
I have a real sweet tooth. Can I add sugar to the egg wash for soaking the brioche?
Sure! But brioche is already an enriched bread (has sugar and butter) so, you may find it too sweet. If you really want to add some sugar, then caster is perfect, but so is demerara or brown sugar. If you make this eggy bread with a regular loaf, then a pinch of sugar will be perfect. But with brioche, you won't miss the sugar at all.
What else could I serve with eggy bread?
This is so perfect with any type of fruit and some maple syrup. That's my personal favourite. But feel free to add a couple of rashers of bacon, Nutella, banana slices or any of your other favourite pancake-style toppings.
So, whip some double cream, crack some eggs and fry some brioche until golden brown and crispy. And for the love of Pete, don't forget the maple syrup!Print
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