3/8/12

Easy Chocolate Drizzled French Toast with Whipped Cream Recipe


By on 3/08/2012 11:24:00 AM

Have a loaf of French Bread—or even some day old store bought bread in a loaf just hanging out in the kitchen?  While I frequently turn large quantities of day old bread into budget friendly bread pudding—I am also a fan of a few servings of French Toast from that bread on a weekend morning.  Add a few drizzles of chocolate and some whipped cream and you have quite the dessert themed breakfast!

Ingredients for Chocolate Drizzled French Toast
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. of sugar
  • ¼ tsp. of salt
  • ½ tsp. of cinnamon
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 1/8 tsp. of allspice 
  • 8 slices of thick bread (French bread or day old bread)
  • ¾ cup of chocolate chips (melted with 1 tsp. shortening)
  • Optional topping suggestions: whipped cream, chocolate chips, fresh fruit such as raspberries or strawberries, maple syrup, powdered sugar, etc.

Instructions for French Toast Drizzled with Chocolate and Whipped Cream
Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle.  Sometimes I simply rub butter or shortening onto the pan before warming.
Prepare French Toast egg mixture.  In a shallow bowl—add eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, milk, and allspice.  Whisk to combine.
Melt Chocolate.  In a double broiler or small saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening.  If using a saucepan to melt—be sure to remove chocolate from heat and stir every 30 seconds or so to avoid scorching.  Set aside in a warm location.
Dip Bread and Fry.  Gently dip bread slices into egg mixture.  Allow to soak for about 30 seconds—then remove bread with large spatula and place into preheated griddle or grill pan.  Fry on each side until golden brown.
Garnish French Toast and Serve.  Top French Toast slices with butter if desired—then drizzle with melted chocolate and/or maple syrup.  I think I could also drizzle with a bit of warmed, hot fudge sundae topping or chocolate syrup in a pinch!  Top with fresh fruit—such as strawberries, blueberries or peaches.  Add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar if desired.  Serve warm.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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