ffwD: Sugar-Coated French Toast

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I have no qualms about using the product of one future post as the main ingredient for another. Thus is the situation with this week’s ffwD assignment, sugar-coated French toast. Instead of buying a loaf of brioche from the grocery store, I went ahead and made a loaf of challah, which happens to be the December 1st assignment for the Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia cooking group!

My family fell in love with this French toast. How clever to add a bit of sugar to the melted butter in the pan to elevate this usual breakfast staple into a sugary dessert? I suppose it was a bit easier to imagine with fresh berries and whipped cream…

This sugar-coated French toast was made for French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ei
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:14:43

    That looks wonderful!

  2. Monica
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:20:05

    Sounds great! My husband would love it!

  3. thekalechronicles
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:34:36

    This looks delicious — and decadent. Challah makes great French toast.

  4. markd60
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 14:33:17

    Oh
    My
    Gawd.
    You’re killing me,

  5. apuginthekitchen
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 15:14:12

    What a wonderful idea adding sugar to the pan with the butter. This is now an amazing dessert. I love challah used for french toast.

  6. saucygander
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 15:19:22

    Yum! I also made French toast with my challah, but using another recipe as I didn’t know about French Fridays! Now I’m kicking myself as I love trying Dorie’s recipes!

  7. Tricia S.
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 15:35:08

    I had the same response as you- how clever to add that crusty coating of sugar. Holy mackerel was that good. We all LOVED this one. And I didn’t even have homemade bread🙂 Excellent job of killing two delicious birds with one stone- your bread looks amazing ~

  8. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 15:49:16

    Now, that was some good planning! I just checked the TwD schedule yesterday…too late to coordinate the two posts. Darn it. Your French toast looks sublime!

  9. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 18:43:05

    Looks fantastic🙂 You are so organised too, making the Challah!

  10. Ameena
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 19:08:15

    You say that you make a loaf of challah like one says they make a piece of toast. So impressive!

    This looks absolutely delicious.

  11. Inger Wilkerson
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 19:29:27

    How efficient of you! Looks delicious!

  12. EmilyC
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 20:26:58

    Awesome colors! Love that you used either or of the suggested breads and homemade too!! Gonna look up the Challah recipe from my BwJ.

  13. betsy
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 21:30:56

    The homemade challah must have made your french toast extra special. Nice job!

  14. Karen
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 22:09:05

    Look at those beautiful berries with this sweet french toast! It looks like yours turned out perfectly!

  15. foodbod
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 00:48:22

    That looks so good!!

  16. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 02:47:58

    finger licking good!

  17. Food,Photography & France
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 02:56:51

    Very sexy looking “pain perdu”, Yummy. I might have to buy some brioche today:)

  18. Cher
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 09:51:44

    Great minds think alike – this is exactly one of the things I used the TWD Challah for🙂

  19. kitchen flavours
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:11:16

    Yum, A perfect breakfast!

  20. Geraldine Saucier
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 15:16:14

    This was a favorite. Loved the extra crunch the sugar gave the toast.

  21. Chocolate Shavings
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 16:36:45

    Yum!

  22. andi winslow
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 18:29:21

    Looks very good, sugar is my friend…………andi

  23. sara
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 20:46:42

    Love! This looks super delicious – such a great idea!🙂

  24. The Foodie Affair
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 22:19:09

    Great planning! Looks so good!!

  25. Three Well Beings
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 00:03:00

    What a good twist on the bread options! That is some beautiful French Toast, I’d say!🙂

  26. cquek
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 01:32:58

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too !

  27. hotlyspiced
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 03:25:37

    I love this French toast! Anything sugar-coated is a win! xx

  28. Elizabeth Mars
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 04:21:48

    I love French toast but I rarely make it. Looking forward to seeing how your challah turned out.

  29. tastytreats13
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 09:06:07

    It looks so delicious! How tasty!

  30. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 12:00:56

    French toast, my absolute favorite!

  31. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 14:52:40

    oh wowwowow! I would LOVE to enjoy this for brunch one day!

  32. SandraM
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 18:52:15

    Oh yum! I just made my challah and am putting it in the freezer for future French toast. (really the reason I made the challah!!) This looks so good!!

  33. Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 18:54:00

    Yummy! I could eat it for dessert, breakfast, lunch or dinner;)

  34. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 22:04:48

    The crunchy aspect must have been amazing!

  35. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 00:23:03

    I love French Toast for breakfast :o)

  36. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 05:52:59

    The sugars look so caramelized and delicious!

  37. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:10:10

    Mmm … now you’re making me hungry! (I just had a bowl of oatmeal – not quite the same thing at all!)

  38. The Squishy Monster
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:43:08

    I certainly need this for breakfast this week asap!

  39. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 14:55:54

    What a fun cooking group🙂 I love french toast made with challah bread….the BEST!!

  40. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 15:46:26

    What a crispy and gorgeous version of French Toast!

  41. Raymund
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 18:37:36

    Wanna have those for breakfast!

  42. Beth
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 21:05:12

    No wonder your family fell in love with it! It looks awesome.

  43. Abbe@This is How I Cook
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 21:42:01

    Sugar crusted? And challah? What is not to love?

  44. Juliana
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 22:23:00

    Wow, these look great, I love the crispy sugar coat in this French toasts…
    Have a lovely week😀

  45. Mary Hirsch
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 22:24:42

    Beautiful presentation. What’s not to love about this and I’m glad you received the proper accolades from your family. Impressed about your making the challah bread.

  46. Constance Ant
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 02:32:17

    sugar coated! i used to have bread spread with butter and sprinkled with sugar!😀

  47. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 04:32:39

    Oh my, what time should I show up for breakfast? This looks terrific.

  48. Cakelaw
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 05:28:51

    I agree – the berries and cream send this dish into the stratosphere.

  49. Michael's Woodcraft
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 19:07:30

    Oh, wow, what is not to love about your french toast. I make frent toast all the time, I am going to try your technique!!🙂

  50. Dana @ Simply Romanesco
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 09:47:42

    This looks so tasty!! I would love this French toast for breakfast right now🙂

  51. bakeawaywithme.com
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 10:34:07

    I loved the caramelized sugar on the french toast…my new favorite! Yours looks beautiful with all those berries!

  52. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 02:40:12

    I bet not just your family but everyone will fall in love with this! Looking so good! Bad time to read and see delicious posts (about to go to sleep…hehe).🙂

  53. Mary Frances
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 09:43:41

    Adding sugar to the pan is a very interesting idea! I wonder if it would work for pancakes too or if the sugar would burn before they were finished cooking.

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