Kick your classic French toast up a notch with this autumn-inspired take on your favourite comfort food breakfast. Soft, buttery ACE Bakery® Brioche provides the perfect base for making French toast, and the one-two flavour punch of pumpkin spice coating and warm chocolate ganache will have you helping yourself to seconds (and maybe even thirds!). This is sure to be the best French toast recipe you’ll try this fall.
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Warm Chocolate Ganache
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
For the warm chocolate ganache, warm the cream over medium heat in a small saucepan until it begins to steam and bubbles are just breaking the surface, about 3 minutes. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-safe bowl and pour the hot cream over top. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
For the pumpkin spice French toast, whisk together the sugar and pumpkin spice blend in a large shallow bowl until they are well combined. Set aside.
Cut each slice of ACE Bakery® Brioche into 4 strips.
In another large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt ½ Tbsp of butter.
Working in batches, dip the bread into the egg mixture and then remove it, allowing the excess to drip away. Arrange it in the skillet and cook until it is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Remove the French toast from the skillet and use tongs to roll each piece in the pumpkin spice mixture, coating it completely. Transfer it to a cooling rack and repeat steps 5-7 until all of the French toast is cooked.
Serve French toast immediately with the warm chocolate ganache on the side for dipping.
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