So darn good! French toast made with buttery, sweet Brioche and topped with a mixed berry compote!
- 1 cup of fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
- 1 cup of fresh blackberries
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- juice of 1/2 of a lemon
- splash of water
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup of whole milk or half and half
- 1 1/2 Tbs of sugar
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of allspice
- splash of vanilla
- 4 thick slices of Brioche, Challah or french bread
- powdered sugar
Start by making the berry compote: Place the strawberries and the blackberries in a small saucepan, add the lemon juice, sugar and a splash of water and cook over medium heat for 6 – 8 minutes, until berries are soft, but not completely broken down.
For the batter: Add the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla, whisk until well blended.Cut the bread into 4 thick slices.
Pour the batter into a casserole dish, place the bread in the batter, soak both sides.
Heat the griddle, add 1 Tbs of butter, add in the soaked bread. Cook for 3 -4 minutes, turn and cook 3 – 4 more minutes, til golden brown.
To serve, place 2 french toast slices on each plate, top with the berries, then sprinkle with powdered sugar!