Brioche French Toast

Emily Farris
Emily Farris
January 31, 2022
Get perfect French toast every time with the Anova Precision Oven. By setting the steam to 50% and preheating the sheet pan along with the oven, the toast cooks quickly, gets slightly crispy on the outside, and retains a custardy texture on the inside. Note: This recipe makes enough batter for three batches of four pieces of toast or two batches of six (12 pieces total). You should be able to fit six pieces of toast on the Anova sheet pan and four pieces of toast on a quarter sheet pan. If you have two available pans, you can bake them at the same time, using the second and fourth rack positions. Each batch takes 12 minutes to cook. You can keep the prepared French toast warm in your standard oven, set to 200°F (93°C), or serve in batches. Don’t leave the French toast in the standard oven for more than an hour. After further testing, this recipe has been updated to use more batter and a higher oven temperature.
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Brioche French Toast
4 (4)
¾ cup
half and half
6 large
6 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
kosher salt
12 slices
brioche bread
Nonstick butter-flavored cooking spray

1. Preheat the Oven

Place a sheet pan in the oven before turning it on.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 50%
Temp: 400°F
Heat: Rear

2. Prepare Batter

In a large bowl, whisk together the half and half, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
Prepare Batter

3. Soak Bread

When the oven has heated, add four slices of bread to the batter and and flip, ensuring each piece is fully coated. Leave the bread soaking in the batter and move onto the next step.
Soak Bread

4. Prepare Pan

Working quickly but carefully, remove the sheet pan from the oven, spray it with the cooking spray, and transfer the soaked bread to the hot pan.
Prepare Pan

5. Cook

Immediately transfer to the oven and cook, flipping halfway through, until browned on both sides, 12 minutes. Keep warm (see note) and repeat with the remaining bread and batter.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 50%
Temp: 400°F
Heat: Rear
00:12 Timer

6. Serve

Serve with butter, syrup, fruit, vanilla-bean whipped cream — or all four!
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