French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

 

Ingredients

1. Day-old bread (challah, brioche etc) – Around 8 slices, 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick (You can also use regular whole wheat / white sandwich bread but challah, brioche or cinnamon-raisin bread works best for French toast)

2. Eggs – 3

Whole milk – 1/2 cup (You can replace it with heavy cream. I used 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup heavy cream)

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1/8 tsp

Salt – A pinch

3. Butter – 2 tbsp or as required for frying

4. Maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruits, powdered sugar, honey etc – To serve

For the strawberry sauce

5. Unsalted butter – 1 tbsp

Sugar (white / brown) – 2 tbsp or to taste (Sugar can be replaced with honey / maple syrup)

Strawberries, ripe – 8 – 10, quartered (makes around 3/4 – 1 cup)

Vanilla extract – 1/4 tsp

Salt – A tiny pinch

Method

  1. Add 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp sugar and ripe strawberries to a medium-sized sauce pan and mix well. Cook for 4 – 6 minutes till strawberries turn soft, release their juices and the sauce turns thick and slightly syrupy. Add a tiny pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Switch off. Set aside until ready to use.

2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder and salt. Pour into a wide bowl.

3. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Melt 1 tbsp butter in the skillet. Dip a braed slice in the egg mixture for two seconds on each side and place on the skillet. Fry until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Cook the remaining bread slices, add more butter if required. Top with warm strawberry sauce, whipped cream and fresh fruits on the side.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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