This recipe serves 2 People
French toast- probably one of the most common and known brunch dishes in the world. While this recipe is not traditionally West Indian at all- it is still super delicious. My recipe features a few Caribbean spices in this classic dish. Packed with flavour, this sweet, juicy and crunchy French Toast is perfectly accompanied by some crispy bacon and Mimosas for a laid back brunch with your loved ones.
4 slices of Brioche bread
350 ml of whole milk
½ tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
½ tsp ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
A few drops of vanilla essence
½ Orange zest (optional)
100 g of brown sugar
3 tbsp of Butter
1. Prep Work
Get your slices of Brioche bread ready and set them aside. In a wide and deep dish (for example a baking dish) crack in the eggs, add the milk, cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg, vanilla essence, orange zest and salt. Whisk it all together until it is well combined.
Place your brioche bread slices into the dish with your egg mixture and let it soak for a few minutes. Make sure you turn them around as well. The goal here is to get your bread soaked with all the liquid.
2.Cook your French Toast
Heat up a frying pan on a medium heat and add in the butter. Once it is melted, add your bread slices into the pan and let it cook for 3-4 minutes on every side until golden brown on the outside.
To form a nice, caramelized crunch, add brown sugar in a nice even layer all over your bread before you flip it. Repeat this step on both sides. This way the sugar caramelizes on the outside of the bread forming the most delicious crust.
Ideas for side dishes:
This goes very well with a fruit compote of your choice (for example strawberry or raspberry), powdered sugar or with a savory side like saussages, crispy bacon and sirup which is my personal favorite.
However you decide to pair it- I am sure you will enjoy it!