Cooking for someone is an honest heartfelt gesture to express your love. For Valentine’s Day, we got Chef Kevin to specially come up with a beautiful yet simple recipe for anyone to recreate.
Valentine’s Day French Toast
Level of Difficulty: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
|Brioche bread, sliced 1 inch thick||2 slices|
|Clarified Butter||1 teaspoon|
|Eggs||4 ounces (120 ml)|
|Whole Milk||4 ounces (120 ml)|
|Granulated Sugar||4 teaspoons|
|Vanilla Extract||1 teaspoon (5 ml)|
|Ground Cinnamon||½ teaspoon|
|Fresh Strawberries, halved or quartered||2 ounces (60 g)|
|Granulated Sugar||1 tablespoon|
|Lemon Juice||1 teaspoon|
|Confectioner’s Sugar||1/8 teaspoons|
|Maple Syrup, warm||2 ounces (60 ml)|
|Whipped Butter, room temperature||2 ounces (60 ml)|
- In a shallow dish or pan, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Heat griddle to 375º F (175ºC). Use clarified butter on the surface. This eliminates the potential for the butter to burn.
- To order, dip the brioche bread into the egg batter, allow the bread to soak until saturated, about 30 seconds on each side.
- Place bread on griddle and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through.
- While the French toast is cooking, combine the strawberries, 1 tablespoon sugar and lemon juice.
- Transfer cooked toast to a warm plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and spoon strawberries and juice over top.
- Serve with whipped butter and warm.
Romantic tip: Use a heart-shaped ring to cut the brioche bread before cooking. Surprise your loved one with a stalk of rose too!