Thick, buttery, slices of french toast. What could be better? I’m pretty sure I could eat like 8 slices of french toast and still want more… it’s just my thing. Especially when the brown sugar caramelizes on the outside of each slice and how each bite is fluffy on the inside. Who could not want this brown sugar french toast?
THE BROWN SUGAR FRENCH TOAST EXPLAINED:
A slightly elevated twist on the classic french toast. Thick slices of buttery brioche bread dipped in the egg mixture and then pan fried in butter while the brown sugar caramelizes each slice.
what different breads can I use?
Technically, any bread will work but I prefer egg-y, thick bread, like brioche or challah. Btw, Trader Joe’s thick sliced brioche is THE best. The reason why I personally wouldn’t use just “any” bread on hand, is because the bread is supposed to absorb the egg. So when a thinner sliced bread or a wheat bread is used, it will absorb but it will fall apart before it hits the pan.
what makes this french toast different than the others?
There is probably a recipe out there very similar to this one, but I’ve been making my french toast like this since I could see over the stove. Apparently most people consider vanilla extract a “secret ingredient” in french toast… I consider it common? haha. Also, I’ve heard many people don’t use cinnamon sugar in their french toast either… I guess I’ll have to try it, but they don’t know what they’re missing!
- thick sliced brioche bread
- heavy cream
- vanilla extract
- cinnamon sugar
- brown sugar
- frying or saute pan
- mixing bowl
Brown Sugar French Toast
- 8 slices of thick bread , will translate to 12 slices if using regular bread
- 4-5 lg eggs
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cinnamon sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, heavy cream, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon sugar until well combined. In a fry pan or saute pan, melt butter on medium-low heat.
- Take each slice of bread and dip each side into the egg mixture and sprinkle some brown sugar into the pan with the melted butter and immediately place the slice on top of the brown sugar, repeat until the pan is full. Let cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with all slices.
- Top with butter and syrup, powdered sugar, or brown sugar.