Want to know the secret to making perfect French toast?
The trick to making French Toast that is perfectly crisp and caramelized at the edges with a rich buttery taste is using both butter AND vegetable oil to cook with. I picked up the vegetable oil trick from Molly of Orangette and let me just say, it works perfectly. It allows the toast to crisp up on the outside while remaining ever so soft, fluffy, and almost custardy on the inside. That’s French toast perfection to me! And when you add chocolate to the mix? WOW.
Another helpful tip for this Chocolate French Toast recipe is to watch the toast carefully while it cooks. Between the chocolate and sugar in the egg mixture and the hot oil, it can go from perfect to burnt pretty fast. Just keep an eye on it, don’t walk away to do dishes or answer the phone, and use a slightly lower heat than usual.
Personally, I like really thick slices of French toast made from rich and eggy challah or brioche bread. This recipe is totally customizable, though, and you can use any type of bread in any thickness you prefer!
If you have a small skillet or want to make the toast ahead of time so you can continue making a breakfast feast, just pop the cooked toast on a baking sheet and into a 200°F oven until ready to serve and it’ll stay perfectly warm.
Don’t you just love the contrast of the powdered sugar on top of those dark slices? And the pop of red from the strawberries? Mouthwatering!