My birthday was last week. One of our birthday traditions is that the person whose birthday is being celebrated gets to choose what we eat for every meal that day. I found this recipe on Pinterest last year and made it for my birthday and LOVED it! LOVED IT! So I knew I wanted to make it again this year. It isn’t hard at all, but it is so yummy, and I wanted it bad enough to cook on my birthday. The kids did clean it all up for me, though. =)
Here’s the link to the recipe I found. She has better pics and more info, plus her recipe isn’t set throughout her blog post, but neatly all together at the end. However, I’m gonna walk you through my steps real quick in case you don’t wanna click through.
First you need to chop up the strawberries. The recipe calls for three cups of chopped strawberries and I’ve found that it is pretty close to one 16oz package so I just chop all of those and call it a day. Then you add 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (or lime juice), and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
Bring this to a boil over medium heat and then lower to a simmer for about 15 minutes. The strawberries will soften and the juice will thicken.
Once you have the strawberries going, you can begin the french toast. First, whisk together 4 eggs, 3/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg.
Then slice your angel food cake into twelve pieces (I first quarter it and then divide each quarter into three). Now dredge one piece in the egg mixture and place in a non-stick skillet set to medium heat. Cook until golden brown (only a few minutes) and then flip to the other side. I forgot to take a picture of this part because I was getting so excited about eating it. =)
R.C. and I eat ours with the strawberry syrup and some cream cheese, just like the recipe I found.
However, our children eat it with butter and maple syrup just like regular french toast.
Last year we also tried some with a little powdered sugar and fresh strawberries and it was pretty amazing, too. This has become one of my favorite special recipes. Let me know if you try it and what you think!
p.s. The strawberry syrup is amazing on ice cream, too, and I’m sure tons of other things as well.