When you need to wow friends over weekend brunch but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, French Toast is a sweetly satisfying way to start the day.
Made with our Organic Earl Grey tea, this recipe gives your typical breakfast fare a deliciously decadent flavour that’s made extra yummy thanks to the inherent sweetness of the brioche and the flourish of the crunchy panko crust.
But, let’s be honest, any bread is delicious when fried and drenched in maple syrup. If you don’t have a brioche handy any bread will work. Try it with Wonder Bread, a stale baguette, or go for extra oomph and make with challah or panettone with candied peel. Any way you fry it, this recipe can’t be beat.
- 10 slices of brioche, sliced thick
- 2 cups of your choice of milk (we used unsweetened oat milk)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 Perfect Spoons of Organic Earl Grey tea
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 cup maple syrup, to serve
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
|Pour milk into saucepan and add 2 Perfect Spoons of Organic Earl Grey tea. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let steep for 5 minutes. Set aside.|
|Once cooled, pour the milk through a strainer, removing loose leaf tea.|
|In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, honey and tea-infused milk. The consistency should be smooth, without any lumps.|
|Pour panko breadcrumbs onto a plate, set aside.|
|Melt 1 tbsp of butter in frying pan over medium heat.|
|Dip bread in egg mixture and then in the panko breadcrumbs.|
|Fry slices in the pan for 3-4 minutes each side or until slightly crispy and golden brown.|
|Drench French toast with maple syrup and serve immediately.|
Hot tip: If you soak the bread too long, it will fall apart easily. The staler the bread, the longer it can be soaked.