If you have never had twice baked brioche, you are in for a real treat. It’s easy to make and tastes as if purchased at a pastisserie.
baked brioche french toast, baked french toast recipe
1loaf Briochesliced into 1 to 1 1/2-inch slices
For the Syrup:
1/2cupfresh orange juice
1vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Frangipane:
8ozalmond paste at room temperaturenot marzipan or almond filling
To make the syrup:
In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, and orange juice. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds and pulp into the pan along with the pod. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil syrup for 1 minute; remove from heat and remove the pod. Cool completely.
To make the frangipane:
In a mixing bowl, blend the butter and almond paste until creamy. Mix in sugar, salt and almond extract. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Mix in flour.
Place a wire rack over a parchment lined baking sheet. Dip each slice of bread in orange syrup. Place on a wire rack. Once bread slices have drained excess syrup, take each slice one at a time and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and spread with approximately 2 tablespoons of frangipane. Repeat until all slices have been spread with frangipane. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate and almond slices. Gently press into frangipane. Place in a preheated 325 degree F oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place each slice on a wire rack to cool. Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.
Syrup and Frangipane can be made a day in advance. Refrigerate. Bring frangipane to room temperature to soften.
Twice Baked Chocolate Almond Brioche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.