Servings: 4 as a main dish
This is a very simple and easy dish which is also very forgiving. My measurements are slightly rough and can always be adjusted to your own taste.
1 loaf Brioche (I use Whole Foods brioche-I estimate it weighs around 24 ounces)
4 X-lg. eggs (5 if you slice the bread thin)
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4-1/2 c. milk
1 tbs. butter
1 tbs. canola oil
Slice brioche into 1/2 inch slices (cautions: try to make slices as even & flat as possible; also, cutting slices too thin will cause them to break & cutting too thick will not allow egg batter to penetrate them sufficiently–try to find a happy medium). Whip eggs, milk, salt and half the cinnamon and half the brown sugar in mixing bowl. Soak each individual slice in batter briefly.
Heat stovetop griddle to med.-high heat. Add a portion of the butter and oil. Lay slices onto griddle. While cooking, sprinkle remainder of brown sugar and cinnamon on top of cooking slices. Cook on each side around 2 minutes being careful not to burn (which can easily dry out & ruin the French toast). While cooking, pay attention to griddle flame adjusting if it’s cooking too hot.
Serve with either fresh fruit, jam and/or maple syrup.