Flour, eggs, fresh berries, milk, heavy whipped cream, coffee and Nutella. These are the things that have become staples in my kitchen since opening our B&B. And by “staples”, I begin to jitter if any one of these supplies begin to get too low. And by “any one of these supplies”, I mean Nutella.
When I place berries upon anything, my heart rejoices. For it turns French toast into art. And by “art”, I mean Nutella.
- 1 long loaf French bread
- 1 cup Nutella
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter (for frying)
- 12 cups fresh mixed berries, sliced (if needed such as strawberries), rinsed and drained
- 2 cups whipped cream (keep refrigerated until ready to use)
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
Cut French bread diagonally into about 10-12 one inch slices (like this: \\\\\\\) . Then cut each slice almost in half again but not quite all the way. Spread just over a tablespoon of Nutella inside the middle of each piece. Set aside.
Blend together eggs, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place in a medium bowl wide enough room to dip each piece of French toast into it.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of butter into frying pan and melt over medium-high heat, watching closely so butter doesn’t burn. After butter is melted, dip both sides of a piece of French toast into egg mixture then place in hot pan. Repeat with as many pieces that will fit comfortably into frying pan at one time. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Place on a baking sheet into oven that has been preheated to 170 – just enough heat to keep French toast warm while cooking remaining pieces. Add more butter to pan in between cooking as needed.
When all French toast is cooked, place on plates. Sprinkle with gorgeous mixed berries. Decorate with whipped cream using a decorating bag and large decorating tip then sprinkle with almond slices. Using a mesh strainer or sifter, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve quickly as whipped cream will begin to melt.
May you have a week filled with many blessings. And by “blessings” I mean Nutella.