Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Strawberry Banana French Toast

Add fake bacon for a complete meal.
Today was a let's see what I can throw together from random things in the fridge kind of dinner. But it was oh so much more than that because it was a BRINNER! Since I had the thick bread from last night's Truffled Egg Toast, I decided to make some fruit based French toast.

Strawberry Banana French Toast
Servings: 4 pieces
Time: 10 minutes

Just a tad lumpy.
Strawberry Banana Topping
10 strawberries
1 banana
4 oz cream cheese

French Toast
4 slices of thick bread
2 eggs
1 tsp bourbon
1/3 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup soy milk
Pinch of brown sugar and white sugar

  1. Prepare the topping by pureeing the strawberries and banana in a blender. Then combine it with the cream cheese in a mixer. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the coating for the toast by whisking together the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Dip your slices of bread for about 2 seconds per side.
  4. Cook over medium in a lightly greased frying pan until each side is golden brown (about 2 minutes per side).
I thought this came out pretty well considering I spent about five minutes thinking about it. A few adjustments would go a long way to making this a brinner staple. The strawberry overpowered the banana in the topping, and it came out a little lumpy. It still tasted great, and the cream cheese base was a nice choice because it kept it from becoming too sweet while adding a delightful tanginess. The dip for the French Toast also needed a little refinement. The bourbon (which as you should know by now is one of my favorite ingredients) was completely lost. Similarly, the almond extract was nice but could have been featured better. Despite these shortcomings, I'm still fairly satisfied with the way this turned out and will definitely try it again.

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