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Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

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When I found out that this week’s #SundaySupper was inspired by Sara Moulton and her cookbook Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners, I couldn’t wait to pick a recipe and get started. We found out pretty quickly we were allowed to use any Sara Mouton recipe and use it to inspire us.

Almost immediately we settled on this Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce. It was inspired by her Ruthie’s Chocolate French Toast with Raspberry Sauce featured in her cookbook titled Sara Moulton Cooks at Home. We enjoy having a brunch style #SundaySupper from time to time. We paired this delicious Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Fruit, scrambled eggs and spinach casserole and bacon (because who can resist bacon!). We served coffee, juice and milk and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The teens all LOVED the french toast. Even Miss Picky, but hey – it’s chocolate and you really cannot go wrong with chocolate. Or strawberries.

The sauce was made by the teenagers after going and picking FRESH strawberries out of my garden!

Strawberries Collage
And they just keep coming! haha This is why we picked a strawberry sauce! Something fun to do with all these strawberries!
Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Ingredients

For the Chocolate French Toast

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, you can also use vanilla but we wanted a different flavor
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 8 slices of thick bread, at least a ½-inch thick
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into large chunks and finely chopped (I pulsed mine a few times in my food processor to get it down small)

For the Fresh Strawberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, greens removed
  • 3 Tablespoons of Freshly Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice, use less if you don't want lemony flavor... but I warn you, the lemon-strawberry is SO good!
  • ¼ cup of sugar

Instructions

For the Chocolate French Toast:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, sugar, almond extract and salt.
  2. Pour into a shallow dish for dipping the bread.
  3. It's easier to do this in 2 batches, so I will explain that method. You can do whatever is easiest for you.
  4. Melt ½ the butter (1 ½ Tablespoons) in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. (you can also use a griddle if you want).
  5. Dip four pieces of bread slices into the egg mixture until lightly soaked. Immediately place all four down into the heated pan of melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle each slice with ¼th of the chocolate.
  7. Dip the last four pieces of bread into the egg mixture and place them on top of the chocolate like a sandwich.
  8. Gently press down with a spatula to be sure the slices adhere to each other.
  9. Turn down the heat and cook on medium about 4 minutes per side.
  10. Once finished, remove from pan.
  11. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

For Fresh Strawberry Sauce:

  1. In a blender, mix together the strawberries, fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice and sugar.
  2. Spoon over chocolate french toast. Garnish each plate with a strawberry.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Tuesday 9th of July 2013

Whoa baby, that looks heavenly! French toast is one of my favourite breakfast foods and you've totally taken it to the next level with the chocolate and strawberry sauce. Love your strawberry plant too. I tried growing one last year on my balcony and probably got about five berries from it. It's my blasted thumb of death!

Trish @infinebalance

Tuesday 9th of July 2013

Chocolate stuffed french toast! Perfect

Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba)

Monday 8th of July 2013

Wow... I wish I had Sunday breakfasts at your place!

Susan

Monday 8th of July 2013

I'm pretty much in love with this recipe and so jealous of your fresh strawberries. Oh how would I love to be able to go outside and just pick some whenever I wanted!

Camille @ Growing Up Gabel

Sunday 7th of July 2013

I'm a teensy bit jealous of your over abundance of strawberries! And then chocolate French toast?! Divine!

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