Brioche French Toast With Fresh Berry Compote

Recipe by LifeIsGood
READY IN: 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine fresh berries with 1/4 cup sugar and the water and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook over moderate heat , stirring occasionally, until the berries have softened and released their juices and the sugar has dissolved completely, about 8 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the heavy cream, the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon, ginger and allspice.
  • Transfer the cream and egg mixture to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Heat a large cast-iron griddle over moderate heat and lightly butter it.
  • Working in batches, dip half of the brioche slices in the cream and egg mixture, turning them once, until the slices are moistened but not soggy.
  • Transfer the soaked brioche slices to the griddle and cook them over moderate heat, turning once, until they are golden on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer the finished French toast to a baking sheet, cover loosely with foil and keep warm in the oven while you soak and cook the remaining brioche slices.
  • Transfer the French toast to plates and serve right away, accompanied by the warm berry compote and creme fraiche.