Adapted from epicurious.com
“What? Breakfast for dinner?” asks the conformist 12 y.o. Yes, breakfast for dinner. It really should have been for dessert. I had some leftover, unsliced Brioche that I bought from the Farmers Market that was screaming “make me into French toast!”
OMD (oh mon dieu)! That’s French for oh my god. A caramelized coating with a hint of orange turns your average French toast into an unexpected bite of decadence for dinner.
Maple syrup not required, but why not add a bit more deliciousness.
- 1/4 c butter
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1 sm orange, juiced
- 4 1” slices of Brioche
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 c heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
- Pinch of fleur de sel (French sea salt)
- Maple syrup, if desired
What you do:
- In sm saucepan heat butter with brown sugar.
- Stir until sugar melts.
- Add juice of orange.
- Pour into 9×13 baking dish.
- Place bread into dish, pushing each to fit into dish.
- In bowl whisk eggs, cream and vanilla.
- Add salt.
- Pour over bread.
- Cover and chill at least an hour.
- Heat oven to 350˚.
- Bake toast until edges turn golden and bread puffs, about 30-35 min.
- Serve immediately.