I have a large family, there are most than 15 of us counting the nephews, nieces, brothers and sisters in law. So, for the holiday mornings, my mom and I are usually the ones in charge of feeding everyone. We cook for a large crowd and to make it easy for ourselves, we like to prep some ingredients or dishes so its not a lot of work in the morning. This Brioche French Toast Bake is perfect to make for any holiday morning! It has a yummy, crunchy streusel topping that is just delightful in every bite. Enjoy!
Brioche loaf, cut into large cubes
1 ⅔ cups milk
½ cup heavy cream
⅔ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup flour
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp kosher salt
5 tbsp butter, unsalted
Fresh whipped cream
1 cup heavy cream
⅓ cup powdered sugar
In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Toss the cubed brioche into the egg mixture.
Let the bread and egg mixture set in the fridge for a minimum of 45 minutes so the bread soaks up the egg mixture.
Meanwhile, make the streusel. Using a medium size bowl, mix and press the butter into the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt mixture. (it helps to use your hands) once is comes together i na sand like texture it's ready.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a 9x13 baking dish and place the brioche and egg mixture into the baking dish. Then, evenly distribute the streusel topping.
Bake for about 45 minutes. While its baking, prepare the whipped cream.
Using a hand mixer, mix the heavy cream on medium high speed and once it starts to stiffen add the powdered sugar. Continue mixing until it stiffens into a whipped cream consistency. Place in the fridge until time to serve.
Serve with maple syrup, berries and whipped cream