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Brioche French Toast with Berries and Caramel Sauce

Brioche French Toast for a scrumptious breakfast that is guaranteed to impress. Learn everything you need to know to make the best French toast that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with my foolproof tips. Drizzled with homemade caramel sauce, this French toast recipe will be your next weekend treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Brioche french toast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 341kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of brioche sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk warm
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter + 2 tablespoon unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons of Mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup of seasonal berries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar optional
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce homemade or supermarket brand

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 300 F degrees.
  • Place brioche slices on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake the slices for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through the baking process.
  • Once ready, remove bread from the rack and set it aside to cool.
  • Turn the heat down to 200 F degrees. Return the baking sheet back into the oven.
  • Whisk together the milk, egg yolks, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a large – flat Pyrex. I used my 13X9 inch Pyrex.
  • Soak 1 slice at a time into the milk mixture - 20 seconds long on each side for each slice. It should be wet, not falling apart. Let the excess milk mixture drip off. Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat the same process with the rest of the slices.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large (12-inch) non-stick skillet, over medium heat.
  • Using a slotted spatula, transfer 2 slices of Brioche on to the skillet, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown. If they turn golden brown too quickly turn down to heat just a little.
  • Place cooked slices onto the baking sheet in the oven to keep them warm until you are ready to eat.
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the Brioche slices using 1/2 tablespoon butter for each time.

To assemble (like the one in the picture):

  • Place a slice of French Toast in the middle of a plate.
  • Spread 1/2 tablespoon (or more) Mascarpone cheese on top and sprinkle it with chopped pistachios.
  • Stack a second French Toast on top, and repeat the same process.
  • Place the third slice on top of the second one, and top it off with fresh berries.
  • Drizzle it with caramel sauce and sprinkle it with powdered sugar and some more pistachios.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg