Brioche French Toast with Grilled Peaches

Recipe By: Donatella Arpaia

Grill Breads

Prep: 10

Cook: 15

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 loaf brioche, cut into thick slices (1/2 inch)

1 cup whole milk or half-half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 whole peaches, cut in halves and pits removed

1/4 cup Canola oil

1 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate (mini if possible)

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

maple syrup, to taste

  1. Heat grill to medium high heat
  2. In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk or half-half, sugar and vanilla extract. Transfer to a shallow dish.
  3. Dip brioche slices into egg mixture so they are well coated.
  4. Brush grill with butter. Grill brioche pieces for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. 
  5. Remove and place on heat-proof platter, keep warm.
  6. Brush peach halves with canola oil. Place the peaches cut side down on grill and cook for 1 minute or until grill marks appear.
  7. Turn peach over and grill for an additional minute and remove from grill.
  8. Place ricotta, powdered sugar, vanilla or almond extract in a bowl with mixer.
  9. Beat with mixer for 4 minutes or until creamy
  10. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula
  11. Serve the brioche French toast with grilled peaches.
  12. Drizzle brioche and peaches with warm maple syrup and top with a dollop of cannoli cream