Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Strawberry French Toast

We made this Strawberry French Toast over the weekend. With fresh strawberries all over the grocery stores now, this makes a great springtime breakfast!

strawberry french toast

The recipe for Strawberry French Toast is from Gooseberry Patch’s brand-new cookbook, “Garfield… Recipes with Cattitude!”

Start with 1/2-3/4 of a loaf of French bread, and slice it into 1-inch thick slices. I do this the night before, and leave it sitting on the counter overnight. Or stash it inside your microwave or your oven if you're afraid that the dog or cat will jump on the counter to steal your bread (it happens...). Yes, the bread gets a little dry, but that helps it soak up the egg mixture that much better, and makes for amazing French toast the next morning! 

When you’re ready to start cooking, beat together 3 eggs, 3/4 cup half-and-half, and 1 tablespoon strawberry jam.

eggs half-and-half
Pour that mixture into a shallow dish (I use one of my Pampered Chef coating trays). Dip the bread, both sides, into the egg mixture. (Try to get some of that strawberry jam to stick to the bread!)

dip bread in egg mixture
In a large skillet, melt 2-3 tablespoons butter. Then start cooking up your French toast!

melt butter and cook bread
Cook on both sides, until the bread is golden brown and delicious all over.

golden brown French toast
While you’re manning the skillet, it’s easy to whip up some strawberry butter for a fun French toast topping. With an electric mixer, combine 1/4 cup softened butter and 1/3 cup strawberry jam on low speed until well mixed.

combine butter and strawberry jam
It turns this beautiful shade of pink, and should be nice and smooth.

strawberry butter
Serve the French toast warm, with the strawberry butter at room temperature (it will melt really fast on your warm French toast!). Top with fresh sliced strawberries, and add some powdered sugar or a little maple syrup if you want a little more sweetness to your morning.

strawberry french toast

A printable recipe card for you…

strawberry french toast recipe card

{Gooseberry Patch did provide me with one copy of this cookbook to review and one to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post.}

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