Brioche Berry French Toast

Method

  1. Place mixed berries and ½ cup caster sugar into a saucepan and stir on medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Stirring for approximately 5 minutes. Set aside while you prepare the egg mixture.
  2. In a flat-based dish, mix together eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of caster sugar and cream. Mix well. Bread will be added to this mix – 2 slices at a time for approximately 20-30 seconds – to coat one side.
  3. Heat frypan and add butter. Once butter is starting to bubble, you can add 2 slices of brioche loaf, egg-coated side face down.
  4. Using a pastry brush, put the egg mixture around the outside edges of the bread, spoon into the centre of the bread 2 spoonsful of mixed berries. Be careful not to overfill and only place in the centre, not near the edges.
  5. While you are doing this, place the next 2 slices of bread into the egg mix, coating only one side, then place bread onto the ones already in the pan, with the egg coating facing up.
  6. Gently push your fingers around the edges of the bread to seal the 2 pieces together like a pillow (or a jaffle). Flip bread over to the other side and cook for around 2 minutes or until golden. 
  7. Remove from pan, cut in half and serve hot. 
  8. To serve, drizzle lightly with maple syrup and dust with icing mixture.

RECIPE: Courtesy of Kelly, ALDI Test Kitchen