Some recipes sound really good, some look really good and finally, others taste really good. How about Croissant French Toast with Strawberry Syrup? As the singer Meatloaf says, “Two out of three ain’t bad!”
I saw this recipe and fell in love with the idea of making it. Two of my nephews were home from college for the holidays and after a long night of video game playing with my sons, a motley crew stumbled to the table for breakfast. Waiting for them was a platter of the croissant French toast. It looked glorious.
It did not taste bad. In fact the taste was pretty good. What was surprising was the texture. Think of croissants. They are made with many very thin layers of dough. Horizontal layers. After turning them into French toast, they were tougher than I would have thought and required more effort to cut and chew than I would have guessed. Of course by the time I made these, they were day old (bought them the morning before) and that might have had something to do with it.
I had some frozen strawberries, so I thawed them out. During the summer, I would have used some fresh ones for sure.
Dipped and frying up.
Isn’t that a glorious looking platter?
Croissant French Toast With Fresh Strawberry Syrup
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 4 minutes | Makes: Makes 4 servings
- 4 large day-old croissants
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
- Fresh Strawberry Syrup
Slice croissants in half lengthwise.
Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into a shallow dish. Dip croissant halves into egg mixture, coating well.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add four croissant halves, and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; top with Sweetened Whipped Cream, if desired, and Fresh Strawberry Syrup.
March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
In honor of today’s food holiday, please revisit the following recipes that use or feature this ingredient:
Buckeyes, Peanut Butter Banana and Jelly French Toast, Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies, Peanut Noodles With Edamame, Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef