With Valentine’s Day around the corner it is fun to plan a way to woo your loved ones with a delicious treat. We all know that the shortest route to the heart is through the stomach. If your true gift in the kitchen is making a mess, try this elegant but easy recipe. Even a beginner can impress their valentine with an amazing breakfast in bed like this. The low cost of the ingredients also helps keep things budget friendly. If you happen to be like Mike and just can’t make a meal without creating a disaster, offer to make this easy breakfast instead.
(HUSBANDS PLEASE NOTE: Your wives will love you… but you do need to clean up after yourself when you make this!)
It is best if the croissants you use to make it are at least a day or two old. (I actually like to buy them by the dozen; use some of them immediately, and then freeze the remaining ones to use for this recipe in the future.)
Croissant French Toast
- 4 large croissants, split in half, lengthwise
- 4 large eggs
- 2 TBSP butter
- 2 cups fresh fruit of choice
- (Strawberries, peaches, nectarines, or raspberries)
- 4 TBSP preserves of choice
- (Strawberry, apricot, orange marmalade, or raspberry)
- Whipped light cream
- Powdered sugar
Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat and add about half the butter. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs. Place the tops and bottoms from two of the croissants into the beaten egg, coating entirely, then place them in the skillet.
Allow to cook until they start to brown around the edges, then flip them over and allow the other side to brown. Remove from the pan and cook the other two croissants in the same manner with the remaining butter.
To serve, spread the bottom half of each croissant with the preserves (1 TBSP on each), then top with the fresh fruit and the top of the croissant. Garnish with powdered sugar and whipped cream.