Friday, 3 January 2014

Chocolate French Toast for two

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

Now it’s only January 3rd, but tell me what’s the décor in your local pharmacy or gift shop? What’s stocked on all shelves right now? Are you noticing pink red and white everywhere? That can only mean one thing, Valentine’s Day. I figure you may be in the market for some chocolate gifts between now and February 14th so all the recipes this month will include chocolate as the main ingredient.  To start things off right let’s get to the best meal of the day; breakfast. This Jamaican holsum hard dough bread has been elevated to new height of awesome deliciousness. I think if your significant other loves chocolate, you’re sure to snag a proposal shortly after serving them this French toast.

This is pure chocolaty perfection, super crispy bread with subtle sweetness and very easy to make. What I love about the presentation is the wow factor, just a bit of powdered sugar and a drizzle and its like something served in Grand Lux Café. I used hard dough bread because that’s what I had. You need a firm bread, if you use any thin white bread slices once the bread hits the custard it will disintegrate and be a total disaster. 

Even though it says French toast for two the custard is enough to dunk at least 8 slices of bread. I stored my left over custard in the fridge to use another morning. After all you don’t have to wait on Valentine’s Day to do something special for someone. You can also store it in the freezer and defrost it when you’re ready to use. 

Ingredients (printable recipe)

4 slice crust less bread
1 egg
1 cup cream
2 tablespoon Hershey unsweetened coco powder
2 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. vanilla

1/3 cup maple syrup
2 semi- sweet chocolate squares (1oz)

Powdered sugar garnish

Greedy tips:

  • Use hard or firm bread, normally stale bread is used
  • Oven temp 350F
  • Do not let the bread soak in the milk, it will get too soggy, your just doing a quick dunk, the bread will absorb a lot in that short dunk
  • The firmer and harder your bread is, the longer they can get dunked and soak in the custard.
  • Remove the crusts, if you leave them on they may get too crispy when baked

Hope you share this with someone special

Xoxo Greedygirl

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