Give your classic French toast a speical treat. Celebrate breakfast with your special someone making these easy heart French toasts. A simple and easy recipe that gets done in less than 15 minutes. Perfect for an anniversary, Valentine's Day, or that special someone's birthday.
Use a heart cookie cutter to cut the heart shape from each slice of bread (see video).Pro tip - Use a heart cutter close to the size of the bread so you don't have too much waste. Use the trimming for something else.
In a wide plate or baking dish, add the eggs, milk, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pro tip - Use a whisk to bread the egg strands, it will coat the slices better.
Dip the heart-shaped slices of bread in the milk mixture.Pro tip - Once dipped in liquid these are delicate, so it is best to put them into the hot pan as soon as they are soaked.
Next, heat a skillet or frying pan with oil and butter. Then, add the slices of bread and cook on medium for 3 minutes on each side. Pro tip - Don't keep the heat on high as it will burn the butter and create black specks on the finished toast.
Remove and serve immediately with sliced fruits and maple syrup or honey.
Prep -Ensure all the ingredients are at room temperature. You don't want the butter to solidify. You want the bread to soak up everything better when its at room temperature
Bread - It is always best to use stale bread (a day-old bread) so it's not too soft. A slice of bread with a good crust works better and cut the slices thicker so they won't fall apart. You can also airdry the bread slices for a few hours or even lightly toast the slices in the oven.
Egg - If you like a custardy milk mixture that's richer, use only egg yolks instead of whole eggs.
Milk - You can use any milk - dairy or non-dairy such as almond, soy, or coconut. and let the slices soak up some of the milk and egg moisture. You don't want dry French toast. You can also switch the milk to eggnog during Christmas or add pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice in the fall to add a bit more to your French toast
Crisp - Preheat the skillet well before you add the slices. This will give nice crisp edges while still keeping the inside soft and creamy.
Flavor - While we use vanilla extract to flavor the milk you can also use liquor such as brandy, cognac, Irish cream.
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