It made me so hungry. I was tempted to get up and make myself a little midnight snack, but knew I'd regret it in the morning. So, I kept tossing and turning until I finally dozed off. This morning, I was so excited to get started on breakfast because I knew my little 'french fry' would love it.
The final product was so yummy. I only regret not having a nicer bread to work with. I had to use whole wheat bread, which wasn't bad, but I think a thick brioche would have worked better. It was a great way to start off the day and I think that the chocolate lovers out there will appreciate this.
Chocolate French Toast
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate (melted)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- pinch of salt
- bread slices
- butter for cooking
Warm the milk and cream together in a small pot. Do not bring to boil, just warm it enough to remove the chill so the melted chocolate won't set when combined with it. Pour the warmed milk/cream mixture into a blender along with 1/4 cup of the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, eggs and salt. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, so the ingredients are fully combined. If you are worried about possibly having cooked the eggs because your milk was too hot, then run the mixture through a seive to remove any bits.
Pour the mixture into a shallow plate or baking dish, where you can soak your bread. Allow the bread to soak for 1 or 2 minutes, more if the bread slices are thicker. Add some butter to your heated non-stick pan and place the soaked slices of bread on the pan to cook. Turn the bread over after 2 minutes and allow the other side to cook for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat the process with the remaining bread.
Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the French toast to serve and if you'd like dust with cocoa powder or powdered sugar.