Raisins? What Raisins?

Some of you saw on FB my yummy looking French Toast we made yesterday for the kids. Funny story: I kept telling everyone that I had made Cinnamon Raisin Brioche…because I thought I had. Until I sliced it open only to realize that I did not make Cinnamon Raisin Brioche just Cinnamon Swirl Brioche. Oops. So I quickly scanned the kitchen and sure enough over in the corner was the little bowl of raisins all measured out. :) Dear mind…where have you gone? Please come back.

Nonetheless that was some serious insanely good French toast and totally worth me making the bread for it. And yes, I made the bread purposefully just to be made into French toast. MDP thinks it’s cool and slightly mental all at the same time that I do things like that. If baking bread purposefully for French toast is the most crazy thing I do I think we are all doing alright. And of course to make it better for us we made sure to use heavy cream instead of milk in our French toast egg batter. :P

I had a crazy fun day yesterday that I will post pictures about in my next post but oddly enough the majority of my day has been spent taking timed multiplication test for 3’s and 9’s for MDP’s step son. It’s amazing how your brain freezes when you take those. But luckily we keep taking one every hour and each time my time keeps improving. :)

This is a wonderful bread and will make two loaves. Or you can make one loaf and use the other to make sticky buns or cinnamon rolls.

Oh and to those who keep asking where I buy Vanilla Bean Paste…where else…Amazon. Here are some options: LorAnn Extracts, Natural Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste, 4-Ounce Bottle (Pack of 3) or for bigger Nielsen-Massey Vanillas 1-qt. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste..

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  1. I like raisin less cinnamon bread. I’m very fortunate that pepperidge farm makes a a just cinnamon swirl bread :) But I am starting to like raisins, but just alone so far.

    I’m loving that giant pocket of cinnamon in the middle of the bread. I would love to dig into that! :D

  2. Raisins or not, I would’ve loved that French toast too! But I totally know that feeling and have definitely found ingredients lying about while the item was baking in the oven haha.

  3. I think I would make this bread for French Toast…I dont know that I would make it just for bread…but for French Toast….this would TOTALLY be worth it…seriously

  4. This bread is so versatile…perfect on it own, on the day it’s made, and the leftover, perfect for bread pudding. Yum!


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