Today is National French Toast Day. Here's a great recipe for Stuffed Chocolate French Toast that tastes like a French Toast Chocolate Croissant! Using Challah or Brioche is great because they're egg breads, so they're richer. Adds to the flavor!
Stuffed Chocolate French Toast
3 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
dash of salt
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices brioche or challah
4+ ounces dark chocolate, 55-70% cacao, finely chopped
Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, sugar, and salt in large shallow dish until mixture is combined.
Melt 1-1/2 tablespoons butter in large heavy nonstick skillet or griddle over moderately high heat.
Dip 2 bread slices in egg mixture until lightly soaked, turning once.
Transfer to skillet and reduce heat to moderate.
Sprinkle each slice with a fourth of chocolate and top with 2 more slices of egg-dipped bread.
Press sandwiches gently with a spatula to help slices stick together.
Cook, turning sandwiches over once, until chocolate is melted and French toast is browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes total.
Transfer to a plate and keep warm, covered.
Wipe out skillet and make 2 more sandwiches in same manner.
Cut French Toast in half and sprinkle with powdered sugar or a bit more chopped chocolate.