Chocolate French Toast with balsamic strawberry topping


This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS

chocolate french toast with balsamic Strawberry topping

Super easy to make & Super good to eat…………… It all started when I discovered a bottle of balsamic vinegar in one corner of my refrigerator – about which I had a year-long memory loss. Then began the searches on the web & I stumbled upon a comment that balsamic vinegar goes well with strawberries. Since strawberries were not in season, I preferred to wait for another two months. A usual weekly visit to the vegetable-wallah got me face to face with fresh red juicy seasonal strawberries. Within seconds, they were in my bag & thus began the story……..

fresh red juicy strawberries facing the heat

So, I had a good idea for a topping but was yet to figure out what to top it on……….. till I figured out it cud b good with French toast. Google time again & here I was was a cool idea for a chocolate French toast. Well, post that tiny story of mine, lets get to the cookology. For the topping, chop up a box of strawberries into small pieces. Heat a teaspoon of butter in nonstick pan, add the strawberries, half a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar & brown sugar to taste ………………… till the sugar has melted & the strawberries r heated thru.

the strawberries – after they turn into a topping. See the diff in texture as compared to the earlier picture

For the French Toast, mix about 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder & ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 1 cup milk & 4 eggs. Mix well to ensure that there r no lumps. Pour the liquid on top of the bread & reverse the bread if needed (to coat both sides).

pour the chocolate on the bread after keeping the bread on a flat surface

Leave undisturbed for10 mins to ensure that all the liquid is soaked up.

the same breads all soaked up after 10 mins

Fry (using butter) on a non-stick pan on medium heat till the bread is brown & lightly crisp. Fry till the slices r slightly puffed in the center & bouncy to touch.

perfectly fried french toast

Serve the toast topped with the balsamic strawberries & get ready to appreciate the appreciation from all.

serve the dish on a clean white plate & njoy the compliments
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