Vanilla French Toast

For a special breakfast or brunch, try this amazing Vanilla French Toast recipe from the Inn at Stockbridge, a Bed & Breakfast in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.



8 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbs. triple sec
1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
8 thick slices good-quality brioche bread
4 Tbs. unsalted butter
Confectioner’s sugar
Pure maple syrup
Fresh fruit for garnish


In a large shallow bowl, beat eggs until lightly frothy. Stir in the cream, vanilla, orange zest and triple sec. Place the bread pieces in the bowl. Turn gently until evenly soaked.In a large frying pan or griddle, over medium heat, melt 1 Tbs. of the butter. Add half of the bread pieces and fry until the undersides are golden, about 2 minutes. Cut 1 tablespoon of the butter into several pieces and add to the pan. Flip the bread with a spatula and fry until the second sides are brown about 2 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining bread and butter. Place on warmed individual plates. Dust the top with confectioners’ sugar. Serve hot with maple syrup. Garnish with fresh fruit and mint. This Bed & Breakfast recipe courtesy of


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