11 February 2013

Sweet Hearts For Your Sweetheart


As we're all aware, Thursday is Valentine's Day and whether you're single or loved-up, everyone deserves a good breakfast and nothing says 'I love you/myself' quite like French toast. 

The picture doesn't do it justice but that bad boy is three layers of chocolate, strawberries and mascarpone cheese. Pure heaven.


You will need

  • Heart shaped cookie cutters
  • A large frying pan, skillet or griddle

Ingredients - for the French toast

  • Three slices of your bread of choice
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 120ml milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 10g butter to grease
Ingredients - to sandwich and decorate

  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar, extra to dust
  • 3 large strawberries
  • Chocolate spread

Instructions 

1. Using your cookie cutter, cut three (or more depending on how many layers you want/people you're making for) heart shapes out. You could also freehand this or use a heart shaped item and a sharp knife - be careful!

2. Crack the eggs into a medium sized bowl and beat, beat in the milk, vanilla and cinnamon and hand whisk until combined.

3. Take your hearts and submerge into the batter, leaving them to sit for a few moments to absorb extra batter.

4. Heat your frying pan/skillet/griddle and 'grease' with a little block of butter. 

5. Carefully remove the hearts from the batter, allow to drain slightly and place in the frying pan - it will be hot and it will spit so be careful.

6. Cook on both sides until golden brown.

7. Once you've cooked all of your hearts, set them on some kitchen paper to drain. Whilst they're cooling slightly, prepare your filling.

8. What you fill your French toast heart stack with is up to you, I opted for mascarpone cheese mixed with icing sugar but you could use double or whipped cream. Mascarpone is an Italian sweet cheese and it works really well with fruit which is why I chose it. Strawberries aren't really in season at the moment but they're perfect for this and they're not too hard to come by, just make sure they don't smell or look sour! As for chocolate - that for me (and many others) is a no brainer. Chocolate makes everything better.

9. Spread your mascarpone cheese on the first layer and layer sliced strawberries on top. Spread the underside of one heart in chocolate and place on top of the strawberries - repeat until you reach the top.

10. Dust with icing sugar to cover up the bits that look slightly more well-done (read: burnt). 


There we have it! Super simple French toast with a Valentine's twist. 

I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day whatever you do or don't do.

Vicky x

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10 comments

  1. These look soooo good! Bet they tasted amaazing I love french toast xx

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    1. They were so good, I didn't get multiple angle pics because I had to eat it haha! xx

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  2. Wow this looks amazing! never tried french toast but this looks great.

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Thanks Sophie - you should definitely try it! xx

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  3. Pancakes tonight and french toast tomorrow - diet's gone out of the window this week! Such a clever and cute idea - who doesn't love strawberries and chocolate?! x

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    1. A once off is okay ;) Strawberries and chocolate were made for each other, never trust anyone who says different! x

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  4. Is it olkay If I prepare these and eat them all myself ? :(

    xx

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    1. Absolutely! That's exactly what I did! xx

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  5. I think my boo should have made these for me as I felt really rubbish this Valentines :/ They look so yummy! xx

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    1. Aw I hope you're feeling better now x

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