One of my favourite meals ever is: BRUNCH!
Sadly, I hardly get the chance to go out for brunch because I'm always working the brunch shift at my jobs, but that also means I get to learn so many brunch do's and dont's!
One very important thing I recently learnt this past year is that french toast on sliced bread is boring and very soggy (personal opinion buttt very true hahah).
Whilst working at my previous job, I realized it was a thing to coat the toast in cereal to make sure you didn't end up with a soggy brekkie! Another tip would be to use a dryer bread, or simply let some moist bread dry out a little. You won't end up with an "over moisturized" bread, dipping the bread in the egg mixture will simply re-hydrate the bread enough!
You'd be surprised, but for mine, I simply used left over baguette! What I like about it is that the thicker exterior of the bread keeps it from soaking too much liquid. also instead of using the usual milk or cream, I used coconut cream, and in every bite, you can DEFINITELY taste the complexity and richness of the flavours.
Okay, enough of the build up, let's get right to it!
2tbsp Hot chocolate powder
2tbsp Brown sugar
3/4cup Coconut cream
1/4cup Almond milk (vanilla unsweetened)
Whatever bread you like (sliced)
Oil to cook
Butter to cook
-Mix all the ingredients for the egg/cream mixture.
-Heat up a pan with some oil (medium heat).
-Dip the bread in the mixture.
-When the pan is hot enough, add a table spoon of butter then immediately add the bread.
-Once it reaches a nice golden colour, flip it.
-When the other side reaches a golden colour, put in the serving plate.
-Now put all your favourite toppings, and ENJOYYY!
Whipped cream, raspberries, blueberries, coconut granola, honey and my favourite, fresh basil!
-Make sure the heat isn't too strong when you put the butter in the pan or it will simply be burnt.
-The granola as a topping is definitely a must in my opinion, it adds nice texture to the plate.
-A fresh herb such as mint or basil will for sure be a nice addition, my personal go-to is basil. It's a huge game changer in sweet food!
-If you also make your french toast with baguette, you'll notice it's more chewy than moist then a sliced bread French toast!
Now quit reading and enjoy this moment of pure joy!