Brioche French Toast with Blood Orange Macerated Strawberries
Prep Time: 30mins
Cook Time: 10mins
Total Time: 40mins
French toast is made with homemade brioche and topped with blood orange macerated strawberries. It's a decadent recipe for a special brunch!
2tbspblood orange juice
1tspbalsamic or red wine vinegar
4 slicesbrioche(1-inch thick) left to be stale overnight
2extra large eggs
pinch of salt
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!