Toasted Brioche in Spiced Milk

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 4 whole star anise
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Directions

Put the milk, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the cloves, cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick and ginger into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and then turn the heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes to infuse the milk with the spices. Keep warm.

Put 1/2 cup water and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved and turns to a clear syrup, about 3 minutes. Cool slightly.

Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When it begins to foam, dip the bread slices into the syrup and then fry them in the butter until they become golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Pour some hot spiced milk into shallow bowls and then gently add a slice of the toasted bread. Serve with slices of fresh apricots or peaches.

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  • on December 07, 2012

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    This is a great tummy pleaser! It is really sweet tho, so you might want to scale back a bit on the sugar, especially if you are diabetic!

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  • on October 07, 2012

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    I really liked this recipe a lot. Its very nice for breakfast or dessert. I've tried this with firmer bread and with regular soft italian or french bread. It does get soggier with the ital or french bread but I actually liked it better that way. When using softer bread, just leave it in the syrup for a second or two. I reduced the sugar a little in the sugar syrup. The bread gets a great crunchy crust from the syrup that is so good. I really like Bal's recipes as they are always a little unique and generally delicious!

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