Every Valentine's Day I make a special Valentine breakfast for my family. When my kids were very little it was fresh pancakes with berries and whipped cream. When they got a little older it was big thick waffles because I got the best waffle maker that made heart shaped waffles. Now that they are all teens their favorite warm breakfast is french toast. This french toast is extra special. It's topped with fresh red berry sauce and the very best madagascar vanilla creme fraiche from Vermont Creamery.
I promise promise promise this is the way breakfast should taste.
Red Berry Sourdough French Toast
makes 4 servings
- 1 loaf of sourdough french bread sliced
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- 1/4 cup fresh creamery butter
- 1 pint of fresh strawberries
- 1 pint of fresh raspberries
- powdered sugar for dusting
Slice strawberries. In a medium sized bowl add raspberries, strawberry slices and sugar. Smash berries together with sugar. Let sit while preparing french toast.
In a medium bowl add eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together. In a large frying pan melt butter on medium heat. Dip bread into egg mixture then place in frying pan. Cook until golden brown on each side.
Using a heart shaped cookie cutter cut out center of each piece of french toast. Lay french toast on plate and fill heart with berry sauce. Top each piece with a spoon of creme fraiche. Dust with powdered sugar and garnish with whole berries.
Happy Valentine's Day!