Crossiant French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

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Since it is strawberry season, I thought I would share this recipe. It came out of a Southern Living magazine, Croissant French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup It is really tasty and easy. The hardest part is finding croissants…locally!

Croissant French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

  • 4 large day-old croissants
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Slice croissants in half lengthwise.

Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into a shallow dish. Dip croissant halves into egg mixture, coating well.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add four croissant halves, and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; top with Sweetened Whipped Cream, if desired, and Fresh Strawberry Syrup.

Fresh Strawberry Syrup

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind  I did not have an orange on hand, so I did not add this.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, and let stand 30 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until warm.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Beat cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.

Ingredient Line Up.

Marinate strawberries in sugar and liquor for at least 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, put into a sauce pan; cook until warm.

Mix eggs, milk and vanilla. You will use this to dip croissant halves in and..

I used small croissants instead of the bigger ones.

then cook each side 2 minutes in sizzling butter.

Whip cream and powdered sugar.

Croissant French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup.

Yum!

~Relish Food & Life

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