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This berry brioche baked french toast is a crowd pleaser that can be made the day before. Alternate the berries for a dish that's both pretty and tasty! www.biscuitsandbooze.com

Berry Brioche Baked French Toast

This berry brioche baked french toast is perfect for spring or summer as you can make it with any combination of berries.  Can be made the day before as well!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf Brioche
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 6 Medium Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk or Half and Half
  • 1 Teaspoon Orange Flavoring May substitute vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Pecan Halves optional
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Fresh Strawberries

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in bottom of 9x13 baking dish.
  • Slice brioche into 12 slices and then half each slice again.
  • Lay bread on top of melted butter in baking dish.  Try to spread bread evenly.
  • Whisk six eggs.
  • Add your once cup milk or half and half.
  • Whisk eggs and half and half mixture together, and add teaspoon of orange flavoring.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread.
  • Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Cover bread and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, and up to overnight.
  • When you remove the dish from the refrigerator, set it on the counter so that it can come closer to room temperature before you place it in the oven.  I wait at least 30 minutes, because I don't want that dish to crack!
  • This is when I preheat my oven to 375 degrees.
  • When dish is at room temperature, or close to it, place in oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes, or until it turns golden brown and has cooked through.
  • Top with berries.  I like to use a combination of fresh blueberries and fresh strawberries.  May also sift with powdered sugar.
  • Serve warm with fresh whipped cream, and honey or maple syrup.  May also top with sugared berries.