Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baked French Toast With Banana And Chocolate


















I saw this breakfast treat from Angie Tee's blog - Seasalt With Food and I knew I had to try it out..being a banana and chocolate person and a person who loves french toast...thus this was served as our dessert instead of breakfast....I told the Piggy and Wild Boar... "we shall have a light dinner tonight coz I am going to make you guys something great for dessert " and I whipped this out in just half an hour. Of course , I let our stomach rest for two hour before I baked this for our dessert !



















This is something so simple and yet so mouth-watering with the sinfully rich melting chocolatey fillings oozing out and the layer of  banana slices sandwiched between the french toast..... awwwwwesome !  Gosh,  this is so good that I am going to make this again. I shared this dessert with my neighbor and she loves it so much that she can't sleep the whole night thinking of it and smsed me in the middle of the night just to tell me how wonderful the french toast was and smsed me in the early morning to ask me to teach her how to make this delectable piece of awesomeness....* never share something good or you will not have any sleep at all......just kidding !


















I love the cocoa powder topping and the oozing chocolate is enough to make me chocolate drunk and I can't remember whether I went to bed brushing my teeth or not :p  for I dreamt of chocolate the whole night ! Children will love this and this  '25 year old  ' loves it too :)))   Angie Tee, thank you for another wonderful recipe from your blog.  I have bookmarked a few more and you will be bewitched by Angie's recipes again :)   But as usual I can never do her justice....mine taste as good but mine was a bit too thick :) I used the chinese white bread which is actually thick, the next time I will use Gardenia white bread which has thinner slices .


















This is supposed to be a breakfast treat but I really can't have sweet things in the morning so I have this as dessert instead. Anyway, no one complains so I suppose it is okay to serve this for dessert!  To have a better look at this, hop on to Angie Tee's blog and you will know what I mean :)  You will be bewitched there !



















Baked French Toast With Banana And Chocolate ( adapated from Seasalt With Food )

( Printable Recipe )


Ingredients

4 Large Eggs
½ Cup Milk
2 Tbsp Sugar
¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
A Pinch Of Sea Salt

8 Pieces White Bread, crust off
2 to 3 Bananas, sliced
50 g Bittersweet Chocolate, chopped
1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened (to grease the baking dish)
1 ½ Tbsp Demerara Sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

Cocoa Powder

1 Baking Dish (9 ½ x 2 ½ inches)

Method:

Preheat an oven to 375˚F. (190˚C)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt until well combined. Dip the bread slice, one at a time, turning once. Then fit the coated bread into the greased baking dish in a single layer.

Arrange the sliced bananas and top with chopped chocolate.

Repeat with the remaining bread and egg mixture and press gently with a spatula to lightly compress the bread. Pour the remaining egg mixture into the baking dish and sprinkle Demerara sugar on top, if desired.

Bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until puffed and golden in color. Remove the toast from the oven and let it cool slightly. Sift some cocoa powder over the tops. Serve the baked French toast warm or at room temperature.

Serves 4


Enjoy and have a great day !



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26 comments:

  1. so tempting...

    http://cookingbachelors.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great looking recipe and I'm with you about bananas and chocolate...and then in a French Toast! Saving this to file and for sure will be giving this a try.

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  3. Elin, glad you enjoyed the Baked French Toast and thanks for the link.

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  4. Oh yes! I saw this post too and will be making it just as soon as I can get my hands on some leftover bread. (Bread finishes quickly in my home coz I make small loaves.) Looks scrumptious! Great job!

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  5. Seems your neighbour are crazy about this French Toast,i think i myself should try out this too,but no sea salt,can it be replaced by normal salt?

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  6. Jan...yup it is great :)

    Kathy...by all means drool but do make this for Joshua :)

    Cristina...you must try it out if you love banana and chocolate in a french toast :))

    Angie Tee...heehee thanks for the recipe. It is a great one...yummy!

    Ping...this is good for a breakfast treat or supper :)

    Wai Kitt...of course you may use normal salt :)

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  7. Looks so delicious! Love the chocolate melting out of the toast :)
    Tes
    http://tesathome.com

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  8. Oh my word does that look incredible! If I wasn't allergic to bananas I would devour that in seconds. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures, mmmm so delicious!

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  9. Gosh Elin, this is simply too good. I have to try it.

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  10. I love the combination of banana and chocolate! Thanks for sharing, I will try this one this coming weekends, so tempting :)

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  11. wow..i love banana and chocolate too!

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  12. Looks delicious (very enticing picture!!!) :)

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  13. Oh dear...I'm drooling at the pics!

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  14. Tes...yup the melted chocolate oozing is a real teaser..yummy !

    Gingerbreadcake...thanks for your kind words...it is a great encouragement to me ...you drool even though you are allergic to banana :) thanks!

    Shirley..your family would love it..yeah simple and delicious :) you must try it out.

    Min...hope you will like it...it is yummy alright! :)

    Wenn....mmmm it is easy to make this baked french toast...your gals will love it :)

    comowater-forchocolate.... thanks , it is delicious :)

    Zoe....hahaha...bake them for your breakfast, you will love it :)

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  15. Hubby was looking over my shoulder when the photo popped up and he said, "it must be a crime to have food that good." :)

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  16. Briarrose...yes it is :)

    Tamar1973...haha ya it is chocolatey rich :p

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  17. goodness gracious! This recipe is out-of-this-world incredible! i love french toast, but throw in bananas and chocolate??? I'm in love and in heaven! I am sure my family will love this dish!

    Patty@zomppa.com

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  18. Hi Patty....haha I thought I died and was in heaven when I took a bite of it :p and I am sure your family will love this delectable french with banana and chocolate !

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  19. Elin

    you would have this little piggy so fat, if you were feeding him!! I love that french toast, it has just taken decadence to the next level...sigh.....I have to stop licking the computer screen it just doesn't work!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  20. Piggy Chef Dennis...you have to make this for your gals...they will love you for it :)))

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  21. Wow, this looks so scrumptious!

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  22. Totally agree with you about bananas and chocolate. Great post and photos as usual. There is an Stylish Blogger Award to be claimed by you at my blog. It was given to me by Elisabeth and one of the rules is to pass on to other bloggers whom I think are fantastic and you are one of them in my list. Thanks again for sharing with us all the wonderful stories and recipes. HUGS!

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  23. wow, it looks so good, love french toast and adding chocolate to it, makes me day dreaming and mouthwatering.
    thanks for sharing
    have a great week

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