February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day French Toast

Valentine's Day French Toast

Suggested serving of Valentine’s Day French Toast

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: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Ingredients

Brioche bread, sliced 1 inch thick 2 slices
Clarified Butter 1 teaspoon
Egg Batter
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
Topping
Fresh Strawberries, halved or quartered 2 ounces (60 g)
Granulated Sugar 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon
Confectioner’s Sugar 1/8 teaspoons
Serve with
Maple Syrup, warm 2 ounces (60 ml)
Whipped Butter, room temperature 2 ounces (60 ml)

Method

  1. In a shallow dish or pan, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Heat griddle to 375º F (175ºC). Use clarified butter on the surface. This eliminates the potential for the butter to burn.
  3. To order, dip the brioche bread into the egg batter, allow the bread to soak until saturated, about 30 seconds on each side.
  4. Place bread on griddle and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. While the French toast is cooking, combine the strawberries, 1 tablespoon sugar and lemon juice.
  6. Transfer cooked toast to a warm plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and spoon strawberries and juice over top.
  7. 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!