French toast is made with homemade brioche and topped with blood orange macerated strawberries. It’s a decadent recipe for a special brunch!

Brioche French Toast - Dusted with Powdered Sugar, Topped with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
Here my brioche recipe from yesterday gets turned into something even more glorious…french toast!  My friend Victoria asked me to post a french toast recipe, so here is how I make mine.  Brioche french toast would be delicious with just a little bit of pure maple syrup on top, but to me it has always seemed more fitting to put some berries and cream on there.

Soaking Brioche Slice in Custard

But not just any berries….strawberries always seem to be best.  I don’t know why, they just do.  Macerating them is a must, and to add another flavor to it, I used the juice of a Moro blood orange, which besides being extraordinarily beautiful, has a stronger aroma and more flavor than your average orange (I found mine at Whole Foods).

Sliced Blood Orange Cross Section

Brioche French Toast with Blood Orange Macerated Strawberries

French toast is made with homemade brioche and topped with blood orange macerated strawberries. It's a decadent recipe for a special brunch!

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  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp blood orange juice
  • 1 tsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 4 slices brioche (1-inch thick) left to be stale overnight
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whipped cream


  • Like I mentioned above, the brioche slices should be left out overnight so they get a little stale, especially since brioche is such a soft bread to begin with. If you don’t let them get stale overnight, they won’t be able to hold their shape during the soaking process.
  • Mix the strawberries, sugar, blood orange juice, and vinegar in a bowl, and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. You are macerating the strawberries. What does macerating mean? You are softening up the strawberries with their own juices that are drawn out during the maceration process.
  • Get a hot pan going over medium heat, and be prepared to add about 1/2 a tbsp of butter to the pan for each slice of bread. Whisk together the eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and salt. Soak each brioche slice in the egg mixture, for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Cook the soaked french toast in your hot pan for about 3 minutes on each side, until it’s golden brown and beautiful. Top with the macerated strawberries and whipped cream, and eat!


Calories: 287kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 151mg, Sodium: 271mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.