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Spicy Brioche French Toast – Share for Breakfast or Brunch

Brioche Pasquier Breakfast

Breakfast, Sponsored Post | 27th November 2016 | By

Hooray it’s Sunday and a good excuse for a lazy weekend breakfast. It’s also a good time to share a moment with friends and family. Why not combine the two? Yesterday, we did exactly that. I made some scrumptious spicy brioche French toast and this proved to be the star of the show.

Brioche Pasquier Croissants

Brioche Pasquier are a French brioche and pastry specialist that started life in 1936 as a small village bakery. With over 3,000 employees worldwide, they’ve rather outgrown their original premises. They make a range of baked goods including croissants, pain au chocolate and as their name suggests, brioche. CT is a fan of all three, so when I was sent some Brioche Pasquier goodies to share, he was definitely up for it. The dough is made with a traditional ‘levain’ otherwise known as sourdough starter. This gives taste and texture to the final products, which are all free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fats. The range can be found at Tesco, Sainsbury’s Morrisons, The Co-op, Budgens and Ocado.

Spicy Brioche French Toast

I like a savoury breakfast, so when I saw the Brioche Pasquier loaf my mind immediately leapt to spicy brioche French toast. Making it is a simple process, but the result was a revelation. I’m going to find it hard to make French toast with anything other than brioche from now on. First, I beat up eggs with a dash of milk, my current favourite chilli spice mix, salt pepper and fresh parsley. Then I soaked the brioche in the mix, scattered over some black sesame seeds and fried in just a dab of butter. 

Brioche Pasquier

As well as the spicy French Toast, I also made some cheese and chard sandwiches with Brioche Pasquier’s pain au lait. The salty sharp cheese compliments the soft sweet brioche rolls beautifully and the green leaves add crunch and phytonutrients. Any favourite green leaves would be good here, but Swiss chard is what I had in the house. Cups of tea, some warm pain au chocolate and hot croissants spread with my mother’s homemade quince jelly completed our leisurely breakfast. What better way to start to the weekend than that?

Brioche Pasquier Croissants

Who would you share your brioche breakfast with? Let me know in the comments below or why not share on social media using the hashtag #shareamoment?

Spicy Brioche French Toast
Serves 4
Quick and easy spicy brioche French toast with chilli, spices, parsley and sesame seeds.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 slices of brioche (I used brioche Pasquier)
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1 tbsp milk
  4. Β½ tsp of favourite chilli spice mix (I used a hot Turkish seasoning, Ya Salam)
  5. pinch of sea salt
  6. good grinding of black pepper
  7. 3-4 sprigs of parsley - chopped
  8. 1 tsp black or white sesame seeds
  9. knob of unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, spices and parsley together and pour into a flattish container.
  2. Add the butter to a non stick frying pan and place over a low to medium heat.
  3. Dip a brioche slice into the mixture, first one side then the other.
  4. When the butter is hot, add to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden. Scatter some of the sesame seeds over the top then turn over and fry the other side.
  5. Repeat with the other slices and eat whilst hot.
Notes
  1. Can be kept warm on a plate in a low oven whilst the other slices are cooking.
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This spicy brioche French toast goes to Gingey Bites for Weekend Brunch Club.

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    Suelle
    27th November 2016

    Savoury French toast sounds delicious.

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      Choclette
      27th November 2016

      Thanks Suelle, it is delicious. We had it again for breakfast this morning.

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      Choclette
      27th November 2016

      It is delicious Angie. We had it for breakfast again today. Your fruit cake sounds perfect, thank you πŸ™‚

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    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    27th November 2016

    Wow sounds like one hell of a breakfast. Can i come round next time :-p Brioche Pasquier must be doing something right if you can now find them around rhe world. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them in my suoermarket because your french toast sounds divine!!

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      Choclette
      27th November 2016

      Thanks Emma. That was a big breakfast. It lasted us pretty much most of the day. The French toast is supper yummy and we had it again for breakfast this morning.

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    janie
    27th November 2016

    Love the idea of ‘savourising’ a brioche, and giving a chilli kick too!
    Janie x

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    Sylvia
    27th November 2016

    Love the idea of brioche french toast for brekkie! I had the eggy bread with cheese for breakfast this morning so kind of similar to that πŸ™‚

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    Kavey
    27th November 2016

    Love love love the sweet savoury brioche French toast! Had a sweet version yesterday which was also delicious!

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      Choclette
      27th November 2016

      Thanks Kavey. French toast is delicious – sweet or savoury or both πŸ™‚

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    28th November 2016

    Brilliant idea to use brioche for French toast! It looks so fluffy, just perfect. I love using it for bread and butter pudding too.

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      Choclette
      28th November 2016

      I agree Rebecca, you can’t beat a leisurely breakfast or brunch πŸ™‚

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    Sus // roughmeasures.com
    29th November 2016

    What a spread! We used to have those brioche rolls during family holidays in France. I used to love layering up cheese and the lovely mayo in those buns. I do love French toast too.

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      Choclette
      29th November 2016

      Now you have transported me to France and reminded me of camping holidays there – not a bad place to be at all πŸ™‚

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    Elena
    1st December 2016

    I love Brioche Pasquier, my boys love the brioche ones with chocolate inside (I love them too!!)

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    Gingey Bites
    10th January 2017

    I also love a savoury breakfast and those do look really good! Thank you for also adding to my Weekend Brunch Club linky!

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      Choclette
      11th January 2017

      Thank you. I have to say, I’m very envious of all your Aussie brunch opportunities πŸ˜‰

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      Choclette
      16th January 2017

      Thanks Kirsty. I’ve never made French toast with brioche before this – it’s so good πŸ™‚

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    Corina
    16th January 2017

    I also prefer a savoury breakfast and love the idea of a savoury French toast

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