Rating: 4.85 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Brioche French toast with homemade strawberry sauce and homemade whip cream, topped with fresh strawberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a metal mixing bowl and beaters from an electric mixer into the freezer to chill. Trim the end crusts from the brioche bread, and slice the loaf in half; cut each half in half again (4 pieces), and cut each quarter in half to total 8 pieces of brioche.

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  • Place 2 cups of strawberries and the water into a saucepan over medium-high heat; cover the pan, and bring to a simmer. Gently steam the berries until they release their juice, about 5 minutes.

  • Beat 1 cup of heavy cream, vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar together with electric mixer in chilled metal bowl with the chilled beaters until the cream forms soft peaks; set aside.

  • Whisk the eggs and remaining 1 cup cream together in a large bowl, and place the bread pieces into the mixture, spooning the cream over the bread to coat. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, and lay the coated brioche pieces into the skillet. Cook until the French toast is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

  • To serve, place 2 pieces of French toast onto a plate, overlapping slightly. Ladle cooked strawberries and their juice over the French toast, and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Top the cream with several fresh strawberries.

Cook's Note

You can use bananas, blueberries, or any other fruit of choice for your sauce.

Editor's Note

To make more strawberry juice for sauce, slice the 2 cups of berries into a saucepan, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar or as desired, and let stand about 15 minutes before simmering.

Nutrition Facts

1008 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 67.2g; fat 72.8g; cholesterol 562.9mg; sodium 614.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
I really liked this recipe. Loved using Brioche to make french toast. I used the Brioche recipe on this site for the brioche. My only complaint about this recipe is that the strawberries need some sugar. I suppose it depends on how sweet your berries are mine were sweet but not enough. And I ended up thickening the berries with about 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Thanks for the recipe I will be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2013
I used the brioche recipe on this site to make this french toast. My husband liked it but I thought it was bleh. The strawberry sauce was kind of tart. If I make it again I will add some sugar. The whipped cream wasn't too great but it may have been the heavy creamer I used. I will probably make this again but with some changes. Read More
(3)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
I really liked this recipe. Loved using Brioche to make french toast. I used the Brioche recipe on this site for the brioche. My only complaint about this recipe is that the strawberries need some sugar. I suppose it depends on how sweet your berries are mine were sweet but not enough. And I ended up thickening the berries with about 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Thanks for the recipe I will be making this again. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
Delicious! Brioche is the way to go for real French toast, and who can go wrong with strawberries and whipped cream on top?! Also try warm apples and cinnamon! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2011
Yum yum yum yum yum! This was easy and delicious. I used the brioche recipe on this site to go with this and it was the best french toast ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
I made brioche yesterday in culinary school and my professor said that it made the best french toast and I had to try it. I found this recipe (didn't use the toppings) and it was amazing. The brioche soaks up so much of the eggs and cream mixture that the final result is almost custardy. I can see why this is the true french bread for french toast! While I have enjoyed challah in the past for this, the enriched eggy butteriness of brioche is perfect. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
This recipe is AMAZING! My husband said that it is restaurant quality. I made a half batch and it was plenty for the two of us! The brioche is a great change up from regular bread. It is also great with raspberries or maple syrup! Thank you for sharing!!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2011
if your looking to surprise your special someone with a beautiful decadent breakfast in bed try this recipe with the addition of banana's and a little Grand Marnier (to taste in the fruit while it makes its sweet syrup) HEAVEN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2011
This dish was incredible! I used Challah bread cut thickly. We (2 of us) gobbled down half a loaf! To save calories/fat I sauteed apples in margarine for the topping and omitted the whipped cream. Still decadent and so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
Used Brioche off AR for this recipe. It was good but I had to double the strawberry syrup to have just enough. Next time I would also add a little sugar in the syrup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2013
I used the brioche recipe on this site to make this french toast. My husband liked it but I thought it was bleh. The strawberry sauce was kind of tart. If I make it again I will add some sugar. The whipped cream wasn't too great but it may have been the heavy creamer I used. I will probably make this again but with some changes. Read More
(3)