Immerse yourself in "Whisked in Paris," a French toast recipe that's a love letter to the senses. Imagine slices of brioche, dipped in a rich, custard-like mixture, pan-fried to golden perfection. The edges are crisp, while the center remains sumptuously soft, almost like a warm embrace. 

The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla fills the air, promising a first bite that's drenched in flavor, topped with a delicate dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. This isn't just breakfast; it's a moment stolen from a quaint Parisian café.

Photo of a lavish stack of French toast, topped with a pat of butter, a dusting of powdered sugar, and fresh berries on the side, with a small pitcher of maple syrup ready to pour.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Servings: Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 slices (Indulge in the full Parisian experience)

Essential Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Macronutrients:
    • Carbohydrates: 60g
    • Protein: 12g
    • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 20g


  • Thick Brioche Slices: 8 pieces (about 30g each)
  • Whole Eggs: 100g (about 2 large eggs)
  • Whole Milk: 120ml
  • Ground Cinnamon: 2g
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: 5ml
  • Granulated Sugar: 30g
  • Unsalted Butter: 30g for frying
  • Salt: a pinch (about 1g)
Illustration of the step-by-step preparation of the French toast, from whisking the egg mixture to frying the bread slices, all set against the backdrop of a rustic French kitchen.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sugar, and salt in a shallow dish.
  2. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt a portion of the butter.
  3. Dip each slice of brioche into the egg mixture, allowing it to soak on each side.
  4. Fry the soaked bread slices until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Serve hot, with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup to taste.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use day-old brioche for a firmer toast that won't fall apart.
  • For a richer flavor, substitute whole milk with half-and-half or cream.
  • Always cook on medium heat to prevent the outside from burning before the inside is done.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Q: Can I make French toast with regular bread? A: Yes, but for the best results, brioche or challah is recommended due to their richness and texture.
  • Q: How do I prevent the toast from becoming soggy? A: Don't soak the bread too long, just a quick dip in the egg mixture, and ensure your pan is hot enough before you begin frying.
  • Q: Can French toast be made ahead and reheated? A: Absolutely. Cook all the slices, let them cool, and store them in the refrigerator. Reheat in a toaster or oven for best results.