If you want to avoid throwing away stale bread, why not make French toast? This extremely simple recipe made with basic ingredients promises to be a gourmet treat for the whole family.
Step 1: Custard
Make the custard for the French toast. Whisk together the eggs and the sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla bean. Add the milk and cream and mix. Allow to infuse for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Step 2: French Toast
Cut the brioche into rounds with a cutter. Soak the slices of brioche in the mixture. Let the bread soak well, until it has fully absorbed the custard. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until it almost starts to foam. Take the bread out of the custard, and allow it to drain slightly on a tray. Place the bread into the pan and cook for a few minutes on one side, making sure that the custard sets before attempting to move it. Flip it over when the first side is lightly colored and cook it on the second side until browned. Sprinkle the first side with sugar to help it caramelize a bit more and develop a crust. Flip it again and do the same to the other side.
Step 3: Plating
When both sides are browned and caramelized, the French toast is done. Remove it from the pan and set it on a rack to drain a bit. Set it on the serving plate and serve hot with ice cream, berries or fresh cream.
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