French Toast with Berry Syrup

French Toast with Berry Syrup is an easy, but elegant way to impress guests with a beautiful brunch. My husband and I love making French toast and good French toast always starts with good French bread. I use day old stale French bread and cut it into 1 inch thick pieces.

The berry syrup is so easy to whip up, it’s literally 3 ingredients. Make it with raspberries, blackberries, or even peaches for a delicious seasonal variation. I usually always have a tin of strawberries and blueberries in my fridge so for me it’s about convenience and using what I got.

I always make homemade whipped cream with my French toast, it’s so easy and so much better than store bought. 

This French toast is so good we even make this for Valentine’s Day. Just add some champagne and it’s the perfect date night. 

French Toast with Berry Syrup

3 August, 2019
: 6-8
: 5 min
: 25 min
: 30 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French Bread, {day old preferably} cut into 1 inch slices
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 ounces Blueberries
  • 6 ounces Strawberries, stem trimmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 2/3 cup Cold Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar, for garnish
Directions
  • Step 1 Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar in a shallow large baking dish. Dip French bread slices to coat each side in egg mixture. Heat a griddle or large pan over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Work in batches and cook the coated bread slices in the preheated pan on each side until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.
  • Step 2 Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan add blueberries, strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir together to combine and bring to a simmer. Simmer until berries are soft and syrup is thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Step 3 In stand mixer using a whisk attachment or a medium mixing bowl using a hand mixer
  • Step 4 add cold heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.
  • Step 5 Pour syrup and berries over French Toast, dollop with plenty of homemade whipped cream and garnish with sprinkled powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

Savor and Enjoy!



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