16 Jan French Toast with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast recipes regardless of the season and day of the week. These thick, soft, slices of bread soaked in creamy egg mixture and fried to golden brown perfection are incredibly delicious. Probably, that’s one of most indulgent and decadent dishes as well, but sometimes it feels so good to treat yourself with a special meal.
Somehow we used to think of French toast as a special occasion breakfast. In fact, it’s very easy to cook and requires a few simple ingredients. You just need to choose the right bread and a perfect topping. With the bread it’s very simple, we tried lots of variations and decided that Challah is the one to go. It’s soft, fluffy, slightly sweet, and will fully absorb all the silky egg batter – exactly what you need for an ideal French Toast.
Tip: Add a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg to an egg mixture to elevate the flavor.
You can top your French Toast with any topping you like. Maple syrup, honey, or fresh fruits – everything goes well, but our choice is berry compote and whipped cream. Try it and tell us what you think!
Easy Berry French Toast
- frozen berries – 3/4 cup
- lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
- sugar – 1 1/2 tablespoon
- Challah bread – 4 slices
- large egg – 1
- whole milk – 1/2 cup
- pure vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- ground nutmeg – 1/4 teaspoon
- salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- butter – 1/2 tablespoon
- whipped cream
- In a small saucepan mix the berries, lemon juice, and sugar. Place over medium-low heat.
- Bring the berry compote to a simmer, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Preheat a large skillet or over medium heat. Melt the butter.
- In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, milk, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Dip the bread slices in egg mixture one by one. Don’t soak them, just coat each side well with the mixture.
- Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side.
- Serve warm French toasts with berry compote and whipped cream.