Brioche French Toast with Fresh Figs

Sweet, dark purple Mission figs are a favorite for this dish, but golden Calimyrnas, yellow-green Kadotas and green Adriatics are also good choices, or use a mix of varieties. Choose figs that are soft to the touch but not bruised and use them promptly, as they spoil quickly. If you have brioche left over from making bread pudding (see related recipe at left), this is a great way to use it. Serve the French toast with orange blossom maple syrup or regular maple syrup.
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klhett
Milwaukee, WI
August 4, 2011
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Tasty, un-fussy French toast
August 4, 2011
The orange juice and zest lent a unique flavor to the French toast. Not having orange flower water on hand, we used plain maple syrup, which we ultimately found unnecessary -- the French toast is quite sweet on its own. I might try this next time with a lightly honeyed mascarpone in lieu of the syrup. It would also be fine with butter and a dusting of powdered sugar.
The figs were a great pairing, adding freshness to the somewhat rich brioche French toast, and of course contributing some aesthetic interest as well.
Easy to prepare and delicious. Will make again!
Pros: Quick, Easy, Will Make Again