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 rindI 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.
I used small croissants instead of the bigger ones.
~Relish Food & Life