Weekend Brunch: Coconut French Toast with Homemade Brioche

Weekends deserve an indulgent breakfast. Especially when you’re not working.

One of the recipes that caught my eye in Anjum’s Indian Vegetarian Feast was a variation on a classic. Had to be made.

Although, just as when we went to the shop on Friday night, there wasn’t any Paneer to be had, there also wasn’t any Brioche. Sad times. But it’s ok, my Panasonic SD-255 will make me some in 4 hours!

Breadmaker Brioche Recipe


1tsp fast action yeast

400g strong white flour

3tbsp sugar

100g butter

3 eggs

1tsp salt

150ml milk


Add all the ingredients and set to bake with a light crust! (consult your breadmaker guide for specific instructions)


Yummy looking yes?

So once this was made, and had cooled a little…. I took a couple of slices……………


then it was time to make us some French Toast!

Coconut French Toast Recipe – taken from Anjum’s Indian Vegetarian Feast by Anjum Anand


2 large eggs

200ml whole milk

3tbsp sugar (or 2tbsp if you are going to serve your french toast with syrup)

6 tbsp desiccated coconut

2tbsp vegetable oil

couple of knobs unsalted butter

4 slices of brioche (or everyday bread)


Whisk together the eggs, milk, and sugar. Spread the coconut on a small plate.

Heat the oil and butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium flame. Dip one of the slices of brioche into the egg mix for about 30-40 seconds, pressing lightly to help the bread absorb the custard. Transfer to the plate of coconut and press gently, turning to coat both sides.

Place into the hot pan, then repeat with the other slices.

Cook over a moderate flame for about 2 minutes, or until golden, then flip over and brown the other side.

Serve hot from the pan.


I sprinkled some of the leftover coconut over the top, and served it with some sliced banana.

It was delicious.


  1. I love Brioche! I will have to try out this recipe, although I don’t have a bread machine so i might have to do it the old fashioned way :/

    The coconut french toast sounds so yummy!

    1. It was really yummy. But also quite rich! I love my breadmaker. We use it quite a lot for everyday bread, and rarely buy bread anymore.

      1. Maybe i could ask my grandparents for theirs…they don’t use it any more. I used to love sleeping at their house just for the freshly made bread smell in the morning!

      2. Sounds like a plan!

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