Gil's Brioche French Toast Recipe -
Gil's Brioche French Toast Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Gil's Brioche French Toast

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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  • 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.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 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.

Jul 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!

Jul 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!

Apr 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.

Nov 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!

Jan 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!!!!

Oct 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!


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  • Calories
  • 1008 kcal
  • 50%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 563 mg
  • 188%
  • Fat
  • 72.8 g
  • 112%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 614 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Charles Gilbert, STL, MO
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