I love Sundays. It’s my favorite day. I always feel most creative in the kitchen on a Sunday. Like it’s the last day before the work week where I can truly create something beautiful and delicious and have time to do so.
Yesterday I ate lunch at a local bakery, and a friend of mine bought a loaf of chocolate brioche.
Chocolate brioche is one of my favorite breads. So buttery and delicious, and the chocolate makes it extra special. Rich and sweet without being overpowering.
I usually just eat chocolate brioche slightly warmed in the toaster with a side of coffee.
But today I thought it’s Sunday. And what could be better for Sunday brunch than chocolate brioche French toast.
What you need:
- A loaf of chocolate brioche from your favorite local bakery
- 2 eggs
- A splash of half and half
- A splash of vanilla extract
- Two dollops of Kerrygold butter
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Maple syrup (optional)
Heat up a skillet with the butter. Cut semi-thick slices of the chocolate brioche. Whisk together the eggs, half and half and vanilla.
Dredge the slices of brioche in the egg mixture. Cook until both sides of the toast are golden.
Put it on a plate and finish it with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup.
This is definitely one of those recipes you don’t want to drowned in syrup. It’s already a rich bread without coating it in egg and frying it in butter. So go easy on the toppings.
But Lord have mercy, this is a game changing brunch item. My advice would be to pair it with bacon or sausage to help curb the richness.
It’s perfect for lazy Sundays spent doing laundry and binge watching movies on Netflix.