Silky, sweet, and packed full of flavors, brioche French toast casserole, makes a gourmet and hearty breakfast. So, why not spoil yourself and your loved ones this weekend?
For brioche bake:
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Butter a 7 x 7 inches (18 x 18 cm) baking dish. Cut brioche slices on a diagonal to make two triangles from each. Using the softened butter and a sandwich knife, apply a thin layer of butter on one side of the bread slices. Arrange the slices in the prepared baking dish, overlapping them slightly, buttered side up. Sprinkle raisins and ground spices. Repeat the operation with the second layer and finish with raisins and spices.
Heat heavy cream and milk very slowly in a saucepan, don't let them boil. Take the pan from the heat, add vanilla extract, and mix. In a small bowl, beat eggs with one tablespoon of icing sugar into an omelet using a fork. Then pour them into the warm milk mixture and whisk with a hand whisk. Pour the mixture over the bread, cover it with a plastic wrap, and let it soak generously at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 355 degrees F / 180 degrees C. Sprinkle the brioche slices with the remaining icing sugar and bake casserole for 45 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven with oven mitts and let cool for a few minutes. Serve the dish hot or reheated with powdered sugar and sprinkled with toasted flaked almonds.