December 13th, 2013

Swiss Eibrot {Caramelized French Toast Bites}


One thing I look forward to during the holidays is relaxing breakfasts with family; a chance to take a little more time and do something special to celebrate being together.

Eibrot is a Swiss version of French Toast- it literally means “egg bread”.  This Swiss heirloom recipe takes things to a whole new level.  The bread is cut into cubes to cook until golden and crusty,  and then it is tossed in a sweet mix of butter and sugar until it caramelizes and creates a sweet and slightly crunchy glaze .  No need for syrup- each little golden bite has it’s own sweet coating  that tastes like a million bucks without adding a thing!



Note:  be sure to cook the Eibrot in two or even three batches (make sure you have a single layer in your skilled} to let each piece get gold brown on all sides.


Swiss Eibrot


5 eggs
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
8 cups challah bread or artisan bread, cut into 1 inch cubes.  (Day-old or slightly dry bread works best)
6 tablespoons canola oil, divided
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup sugar, divided


Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high.  Add 4 cups bread cubes to the bowl; toss with the egg mixture.  Allow bread to sit until the cubes are thoroughly soaked.   Add soaked bread cubes to skillet.  Sauté bread cubes in a single layer.  Stir to allow all sides to get crisp and gold; about 8 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and add 3 tablespoons butter to the bread, allowing it to melt and evenly coat cubes.



Sprinkle ½ cup sugar over bread in skillet.



Toss until sugar is melted and syrupy.



Transfer the Eibrot to a platter.  Add the additional 3 tablespoons of oil to the skill and repeat the process in the same manner by soaking the remaining bread cubes, cooking for about 8 minutes, and adding 3 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup sugar.  Serve warm.



Serves 4-6.  Recipe from Cuisine at Home


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One Response to “Swiss Eibrot {Caramelized French Toast Bites}”

  1. We love French toast and this sound like such a fun way to fix it! Can’t wait to try it.


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