This is a classic French toast recipe that is flavoured with a hint of cardamom and lemon. I find that cardamom and lemon add the just-right amount of oomph to this recipe without being overbearing. I love using brioche for French toast, but day-old white bread or challah are great substitutes. French toast is the ultimate breakfast and brunch food and can be topped with many yummy things. I have opted for simple butter and maple syrup to let the cardamom and lemon shine through but the possibilities are endless. You can top with powdered sugar, condensed milk, whipped cream, compote etc. This is a simple and easy recipe you have to add to your books. Save it and try it out next time you are looking for a tasty breakfast food.
Cardamom Lemon French Toast 7 Steps
In a pie plate or shallow dish, whisk your eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and cardamom. Whisk until well combined.
Prep a parchment lined baking sheet for cooked French toast.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a skillet or nonstick pan and place over medium heat.
Place brioche into pie plate one at a time. Turn to coat and let soak for about 30 seconds per side depending on how thick your slices are. Place in skillet or non stick pan with melted butter.
Transfer more pieces of brioche and fill pan with as many pieces of brioche as will fit without touching. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and then flip the bread and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on the other side. Repeat with other pieces of brioche. It is important that the skillet is on medium heat to be able to cook through without burning.
When the French toast is ready, do not pile on top of each other, place on a parchment lined baking sheet until ready to serve.
Serve with remaining butter and maple syrup. Other topping suggestions include fresh strawberries, whipped cream or powdered sugar.