That pretty strawberry inspired me to make my next baking project a strawberry one. In my "recipes to make" email folder, I found a recipe for Nutella French Toast that called for strawberries as a garnish. I was sold and promptly went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients.
Well, what would you know? While I was cutting the strawberries I realized that an odd shaped one ended up looking like lips when sliced.
Don't you agree? Maybe I'm just seeing things...
Either way, the strawberries AND this recipe were super yummy! I can't wait to make it for breakfast again this week.
Nutella French Toast (found on The Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife)
1 cup sliced strawberries2 teaspoons sugar
juice of half a lemon
4 slices of bread (I used Italian)
about 1/2 cup Nutella
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
butter (for the pan)
powdered sugar for serving
1. Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Toss to coat and set aside to macerate at room temperature.
2. Spread desired amount of Nutella over 2 slices of bread. Top each with the remaining bread. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
3. In a shallow dish or pie plate, whisk together the egg and milk. Whisk in the melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the heated skillet and swirl to coat.
4. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, soaking for 30 to 40 seconds per side. Add the slices to the pan in a single layer, taking care not to crowd the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until light golden brown. Flip and continue cooking an additional 1-2 minutes. Add more butter as needed.
5. Transfer to a plate, dust with powdered sugar, then top with strawberries. Serve immediately.