Cinnamon & Banana Brioche French Toast for Two
2-4 thick slices of brioche bread
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
tiny pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoons butter
Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Melt butter in a large fry pan. Dip bread in egg mixture, saturating well. Fry on each side until golden. Top with bit more butter (to taste), sliced banana and maple syrup.
Tomato Brioche Madame Pour Deux
2 thick slices of brioche
2 thick slices of ripe tomato
4 ounces Farmers cheese (or other mild cheese)
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
Toast brioche. Top with dijon mustard, tomato slice, S&P, cheese (sliced thin). Place under broiler until cheese is melted. Top with an egg over easy or sunny-side up. Serve with salad for a light dinner.
Brioche is rich and buttery and makes a great meal any time of day. My mom gave us half a loaf from Patisserie Poupon in Baltimore. Yum!