I recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World and enjoyed some incredible food. I was hoping to recreate the Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich which my conference roommate enjoyed at L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France pavilion. The sandwiches are made on freshly baked brioche bread (it’s made next door at Les Halles Bakery), topped with a large scoop of ice cream, and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Here is a look at the sandwich:
So…..to make good use of the rest of the loaf of brioche, I made French toast. My daughter keeps asking me to make it ever since I made Brioche French Toast in December.
In all honesty, I don’t follow a recipe when I make this at home for my family. The only reason I write one out is in case someone else wants to make it. Making French toast is basically taking milk and/or cream, a few eggs, and some flavoring. Combine them well and soak thick slices of bread – preferably French bread – in the mixture and then cook in a skillet. (Non-stick skillets are the way to go!)
- French bread or brioche loaf cut into 1-inch slices
- 3 eggs
- 1½ cups of half-and-half
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 - 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat griddle. (400 degrees works well.)
Combine eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
Dip slices of bread into liquid mixture. Remove and allow excess liquid to drain.
Lightly spray griddle with non-stick spray or lightly coat with oil.
Place prepared bread slice on griddle and cook until golden brown.
Flip bread and repeat on other side.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Top with your favorite toppings.
I sprinkled the toast with a little powdered sugar.
And since I had chocolate sauce, I drizzled it on top.
In retrospect, this French toast would have been even better topped with a scoop of ice cream, then drizzled with the chocolate sauce, and topped with a strawberry.