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French Toast with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Berries

French Toast with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Berries


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pinch coarse sea salt
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 (16 oz.) container of strawberries, rinsed, trimmed, sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries (such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 8 (1-inch thick) slices rustic artisan-style country bread
  • Maple syrup, as needed

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



Chocolate for breakfast! Make the week-end extra special with this indulgent French toast recipe made with rustic artisan-style country bread griddled golden and delicious topped with a colorful medley of fresh berries and luscious dark chocolate sauce.

Foodie Byte: Get creative; add a dollop of light mascarpone cheese, or switch out the berries with fresh sliced peaches or nectarines. For a quick & delicious flavor combination; top French toast with fresh sliced banana and dark chocolate sauce.


  1. To prepare chocolate sauce: combine heavy cream, water and salt in a small heavy saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; add chopped chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter to cream mixture. Whisk until chocolate is melted and sauce is smooth. Reserve.
  2. Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium size bowl and toss to blend. Add mixed fresh berries and gently stir to blend. Reserve.
  3. To prepare French toast: combine eggs and half & half cream in a shallow container and whisk to blend.
  4. Working in several smaller batches, dip sliced bread into batter to evenly coat; drain excess.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining slices.
  6. Serve hot topped with fresh berries, maple syrup (if desired) and warm dark chocolate sauce.