I haven’t posted a Romantic Breakfast Idea in a while…. and this recipe for Chocolate French Toast fits the bill nicely.
This simple and easy recipe for Chocolate French Toast will wow that special someone or even the family… what kid would turn down a breakfast made with chocolate?… not many I‘m sure.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and it being on a Sunday this year… what better way to celebrate than with a wonderful breakfast…. whether it’s a romantic breakfast for two or a family event… this will surely be a hit.
Don’t substitute powdered chocolate drink mix or cocoa for the chocolate syrup in this recipe… powder is difficult to completely dissolve … and the powder residue that will be on your bread can char easily in the pan when cooking.
Use a good quality chocolate syrup… I used Hershey Chocolate Syrup…. and that’s what I recommend… you want this to taste as chocolaty as possible and cheaper brands just don’t have the same chocolate flavor.
Speaking of chocolaty flavor… like most of my recipes… I experimented a bit… I know the quantity of chocolate syrup seems like a lot in this recipe… but in order to get that chocolate flavor in the bread you need a lot of chocolate … I tried using less and while the French toast was good... you could barely taste the chocolate… so don’t cut back on the chocolate syrup.
Use whole milk to get a smooth rich mixture that will soak into the bread really well.
Use the bread I used… Challah … which is a Jewish egg bread that usually comes braided. It really makes terrific French toast …. most grocery store bakeries make it…. or use another egg based bread. I prefer this type of bread over the typical “French” bread… the milk mixture doesn’t soak into it as well as egg based breads.
I started frying the French toast in butter then switched to butter flavored cooking oil… I actually preferred those made with the cooking spray… it’s your choice.
I really liked using a fruit syrup with this, maple syrup would overpower and compete with the chocolate flavor…. garnish with fruit to really make it look spectacular.
If you use powdered sugar as a finish on it… which looks fabulous …. Make sure you sprinkle it on right before serving… it can quickly become absorbed in the bread.
Hope you try this easy and delicious breakfast!
Recipe: Chocolate French Toast
All you need:
1 loaf Challah bread
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk
1 cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup
Butter for cooking or butter flavored cooking spray
Raspberry seedless syrup
Raspberries for garnish
Confectioner sugar powder for garnish
Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
NOTE: You will need two 9x13 baking dishes or similar dishes to soak the bread.
All you need to do:
In a large bowl beat the eggs well.
In a large measuring cup measure 1 cup milk.
Add one cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup (I used a dry measure to measure the syrup). Mix well.
Add the chocolate milk to the eggs and whisk very well until the ingredients are completely in corporate.
Cut the bread into 1 inch slices.
In one 9 x 13 baking dish add half the chocolate milk.
Layer the bread into the dish.
Allow the bread to soak for a total of 30 minutes, flip the bread over after 15 minutes.
Repeat this with the second 9 x 13 baking dish.
Heat a large skillet or griddle on medium high.
Grease the skillet or griddle with melted butter or spray with butter flavored cooking oil.
Place 1 layer of soaked bread in the skillet.
Cook the bread until the bottom is lightly brown … only a few minutes.
Flip the bread over and cook the other side until it’s also light brown.
Transfer to a warm platter and keep in a warm oven until all the French toast has been made.
Prepare the plates with the French toast and drizzle raspberry syrup over them.
Garnish with fresh raspberries, powdered sugar or whipped cream.
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