I love French toast. Love it. Probably my favorite breakfast item. I make it a lot and I like to play around with it, making different versions (can't wait to make Egg Nog French Toast!). I'd seen recipes for stuffed versions but they all used cream cheese, which my lactose intolerant hubby can not eat. I really wanted to make some stuffed toast so I opened the pantry and what was right before my eyes? My hubby's beloved Nutella. Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Please note that I have NEVER measured when I make French toast, I just add the amount that I like and that works for how many of us are eating that morning. :)
sliced sourdough bread (I got some from a bakery)
1 tsp vanilla extract (the REAL stuff)
orange juice (or lemon)
butter (for the pan)
powdered sugar (optional)
1. Cut up your strawberries and put them in a bowl with a few tablespoons of sugar and a few tablespoons of orange juice. Stir them up and sit in the fridge while you make your toast.
2. Heat your griddle (or flat pan or whatever you use!). Don't go higher than medium.
3. Mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla together. (use amounts that work for how many you're serving and how sweet/unsweet you want your toast to be)
4. Make Nutella sandwiches! Really. Spread the Nutella on a slice of sourdough and plop the other piece on top. Put as much or as little as you like.
5. Throw a little butter on the pan to melt. Dunk your sandwiches in the batter, coating both sides. Once the butter is melted, put them on the griddle.
6. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes per side (until it reaches your desired level of brownness) and then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.
7. To serve, put a sandwich on a plate, sprinkle with some powdered sugar, and top with your macerated strawberries.