March 28, 2012

French Toast Chocolate Sandwiches


There are some recipes you don't even want to know the calorie count for.  The past few posts have been that way for me here at Deelicious Sweets.

Maybe you haven't noticed but I've been on a mission to put the Sweet back into Deelicious.


And nobody wants to know the calorie count for putting the Sweet back into Deelicious!

Let's just say that my workouts have been ramped up....A LOT!  It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for these French Toast Chocolate Sandwiches.


Oh, and the Brown Butter Chocolate-Stuffed Toffee Chip Cookies,


and the Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies,


and that Candy Bar Pie that will be posted next week. 

French Toast Chocolate Sandwiches
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:
  • 4 slices Pain Beaucaire {or white sandwich bread}
  • 1 1/2 to 2 oz. semisweet chocolate {I used a thin 4 oz. Ghiradelli Baking Bar.}
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half {I used Oberweis}
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • Raspberries for garnish
Instructions:
  1. Cut each piece of bread into 4 triangles by slicing diagonally.  Cut or break the chocolate into 8 pieces, roughly the same triangle shape as the bread pieces but slightly smaller by at least 1/4 inch all the way around.
  2. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk the eggs and sugar until well combined.  Add the half-and-half, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and whisk until combined.  Put the bread pieces in the bowl and press down gently to make sure they're all soaked.
  3. In a medium nonstick skillet {I used a griddle so I could make several at one time}, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat.  When the butter is melted and sizzling, add half of the bread pieces in one layer, leaving a little space between each.  Cook until nicely browned, about 2 minutes.  Turn each piece over with a spatula, place chocolate on 1 half of the bread and cook until nicely browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  Place the other half {without the chocolate} on top of the piece with the chocolate and allow the chocolate to melt, about 1 minute.
  4. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, cook the remaining bread, and fill it with the remaining chocolate.  When all the sandwiches are made, arrange 2, overlapping slightly, on each of 4 plates.  Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar generously over all and serve warm with raspberries.
Cooks Note:  There are so many ways to serve this - You could put sliced bananas inside for a chocolate banana sandwich or serve with chocolate covered strawberries for a unique dessert!  I served mine with peppered bacon for breakfast.  That's just the way we roll here at Deelicious Sweets.  It was a very Chocolat moment {have you seen that movie?  I highly recommend it and the fact that Johny Depp is in it is a total WIN!}

Adapted from Fine Cooking Breakfast Magazine


Besides, flat tummies are so overrated, right?

12 comments:

  1. It is too late for breakfast, but I will be there for lunch. Have a few of these luscious gems waiting my friend. Delicious creation!

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  2. I love your new design, Dee! These sandwiches look so good! Great combo of flavors!

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  3. I'll be making this for tomorrow's snack time (as today's over). It looks so delicious and I can see kids' screaming joy when I prepare this. =D Thanks for sharing the recipe and inspiration. I'm excited to try this!

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  4. What a great combination of flavors, love it! And Candy Bar Pie, oh my! Can not wait for that recipe! :)

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  5. I'd ramp out my workouts for this too. I mean if I actually worked out and all.

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  6. I love that movie...and this sandwich. OMG it looks so good. Definitely sweet and delicious. Lots of working out afterwards.

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  7. You are right, I don't want to count...I just want to eat. And I'm imagine also these french toast filled with "manajarblanco" (dulce de leche), what do you think?

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  8. Ooooh... this is getting made! I love that you served it with bacon! Totally what I would do... Oh, and I would do the banana slices too! Thanks for the inspiring post! :)

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  9. Everything looks great but I can't wait for that candy bar pie post.

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  10. All that chocolate goodness!! Now I'm hungry.

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  11. Gooey melted chocolate for breakfast - yes, any day!

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  12. This looks great! And I love the picture of the empty yellow plate at the end! :D

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