It’s my birthday week and I’m starting it off with a bang! I am so in love with this french toast, I don’t think I can have it any other way. Ok, now I’m just getting ahead of myself, but this is seriously good. We’ve had it twice this week, and I can’t wait to have it again tomorrow.
It all started with a loaf of bread and some basil that my parents gave me. I’ve been wanting to make another type of french toast for a while now, but haven’t been sure what exactly I wanted to do. We had a loaf of the fluffy white bread from the Japanese market in our freezer when my parents gave me some fresh basil from their garden. After remembering that we had frozen strawberries in the freezer, I knew what I wanted to do.
The beauty is that you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries. If you’re using frozen, you’ll just have to heat them up a bit in the microwave. It’s so easy to put together, and has a super fresh flavor from the basil. I got the idea from seeing so many balsamic strawberry recipes. I didn’t want to get that crazy, but I did want to put the two flavors together. This french toast couldn’t be any more perfect for summer. I’m not sure why it ever took me so long to try this before. What a great way to begin the birthday week!
Strawberry Basil French Toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
For the topping: 6 cups of strawberries, frozen or fresh 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar 4-5 basil leaves, thinly sliced
For the french toast:>br />4 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 2 teaspoons of vanilla 2 teaspons of cinnamon 8 slices of day old bread
1) If using frozen strawberries, in a large microwaveable bowl, heat the strawberries at 30 second intervals until most are soft. This took me about 5 minutes. 2) Add in the sugar and basil and stir until all the strawberries are evenly coasted. Set aside and let the sugar weep the strawberries while the french toast cooks. 3) In a bowl large enough to hold the bread slices, scramble the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Set a slice in the egg mixture while you heat a pan on the stove. 4) Coat the slice of bread on each side and then place in the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes per side. 5) Once all the toast is cooked, scoop the strawberries on top and enjoy!