Chocolate orange French toast- no.1 perfect breakfast for the sweet tooth!

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Chocolate orange French toast- no.1 perfect breakfast for the sweet tooth!

Around the world French toast has many different names and people enjoy it in many different ways. The British call French toast eggy bread, gypsy bread or french-fried bread and sometimes serve it with tomato sauce, maple syrup and more, however today I am going to add a little kick to it.

Are you a French toast lover! Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? Fancy making something a bit different for breakfast this morning, but you have no idea what? This pairing of a rich but not too heavy chocolate, and these tangy orange flavours melt on your tounge, making it pretty easy to decide your next brunch recipe!

This breakfast recipe is super quick and super easy to make and does not require many ingredients! It is a family favourite which only takes around half an hour to make! The kids will love it, and so will adults! Perfect for couple brunch dates, lunch with the girls, and a family breakfast, or even just to make a dessert!

Chocolate orange french toast- ingredients!

-4 thick slices of brioche, challah or panettone
-2 tbsp of marmalade
-40 grams of dark chocolate that are all broken into pieces
-3 large eggs
-300ml of whole milk
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
-1 orange, zested, then peeled and sliced
-¼ tsp ground cinnamon
-2 tbsp unsalted butter
-2 tbsp maple syrup
-icing sugar, for dusting

Chocolate orange french toast- method!

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The method and steps to making this delicious toast are super easy to follow and complete! Only takes 10 minutes to prepare and around 10 to cook, so what are we waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

Step 1
First things first- let’s preheat the oven! Heat the oven to around 140C/ 120 fan/ and gas mark 1. Get a sharp kitchen knife, and being very careful, cut a pocket into the side of each thick slice of bread using a small but very sharp knife. Then spoon in around a quarter of the marmalade into the bread and poke about a quarter of the chocolate into each pocket with the marmalade, then carefully place the bread on a plate.

Step 2
Weigh out your milk, vanilla, eggs, orange zest and cinnamon together in a shallow dish and whisk it all together in a large bowl until your mixture is smooth and no lumps. Pour it into a shallow dish and dip each slice of your stuffed bread into the mixture, making sure both sides of the bread seep into the mixture and are coated.

Step 3
Melt around 1/2 a tbsp of your butter in to a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Carefully place and lay one of your soaked slices of stuffed bread into the pan and cook it until it is golden brown and crispy around the edges, this should take around 2 to 3 minutes per side. Once your slice of bread is cooked and ready place it on a plate to the side, and repeat it with the rest of the soaked slices. Keep the toasted slices warm in a low oven while cooking the next, adding more butter into the pan as needed.

Step 4
Put your orange slices into a pan with some maple syrup and heat through. Keep the toasted slices warm in a low oven while cooking the next, adding more butter as needed. Dust the french toast with light icing sugar, and top it with either yoghurt or whipped cream, orange slices, and drizzle with maple syrup!

That is your chocolate orange french toast ready to be served and enjoyed!

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