French Toast w/ Blueberry Compote

“Your classic french toast recipe, topped with the sweet and tart goodness of a fresh citrus blueberry compote, ideal for the sweet tooth!”

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Serves 4 – 6

INGREDIENTS:

For the custard:

6 – 8 eggs, beaten

2 cups of full/whole cream milk

1/4 tsp finely grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 – 3 tbsp brown sugar

Pinch of salt

Butter for frying

For the blueberry compote:

2 – 3 cups whole blueberries

4 tbsp white sugar

2 – 3 tbsp lemon/orange juice

3 – 4 tbsp water

1 tbsp lemon/orange zest

For the French Toast:

8 – 10 slices of brioche

Icing sugar for dusting

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METHOD:

Step One:

In a large bowl, beat ingredients for the custard until combined (Ideally, using a whisk should give a better aerated texture to the custard and combine it evenly).

Step Two:

In a saucepan on medium heat, combine the ingredients for the compote and bring to a gentle boil (This should take approximately 5 minutes). Afterwards, bring the heat down to low and let it simmer for another 10 minutes until the fruit begins to break down a little but is still whole. Set aside to cool completely.

Step Three:

Soak the slices of brioche in custard for 1 – 2 minutes per side to absorb as much as possible (If brioche is difficult to get in your area, any eggy and robust bread will work as a substitute). In a frying pan over medium heat, add a couple tablespoons of butter until it’s melted and foamy. Fry the slices of brioche in butter for approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown .

Final Step:

Assemble your french toast and top with blueberry compote. You can also add fresh mint, crème fraîche, or whipped cream to take it to another level.

Enjoy!

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