One of the best things about summer is the great variety of fresh berries that are available at the markets and grocery stores. These small, colorful and delicious fruits are great for many dishes, desserts and drinks. Strawberries are my favorite kind (I could eat them in every meal every day if given the chance!) and probably the most common among what we know as berries. But when combined with other kinds of berries the results can be sublime. If you throw French toast into the equation… well I think it would be better if you tasted the results for yourself!
I first came across this recipe watching the Food Network last year. It looked so tasty that I decided to make it the very next day. It combines a crunchy French toast with the freshness of berries and orange juice. This recipe is perfect for brunches and to entertain and show off your culinary skills with your friends and family. Remember to share your opinions if you like this recipe!
- loaf of bread
- •4-6 eggs
- •1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- •1 tbsp vanilla
- •¼ cup sliced almonds
- •2 cups plain corn flakes
- •1 cup cubed strawberries
- •1 cup blackberries
- •1 cup blueberries
- •1 cup orange juice or orange liquor
- •¼ - ½ cup sugar
- In a bowl mix the orange juice (or liquor) the berries and sugar and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200°F.
- Preheat a flat pan on the stovetop.
- Mix the corn flakes and almonds and place them on a flat plate.
- Cut the bread in thick slices.
- In another bowl mix the eggs, cinnamon and vanilla with a whisker.
- Add some butter to the heated pan and let it melt.
- Wet each slice of bread in the egg mixture letting it absorb some of it (not too much to avoid it to break)
- Place the slice over the corn flakes and almonds and press slightly so the cornflakes and almonds stick to the bread. Turn it over and repeat for the other side.
- Cook over pan for about 2-3 minutes for each side.
- Place the slices over a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
- Serve with the berries mixture adding some of the juice to each plate (you can sweeten it more adding maple syrup or honey)
This brunch goes perfectly with mimosas or orange juice for the kids. The berries are just a great highlight to this dish. Hope you enjoy it!