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I have been binge watching the Spring Baking Championship on Discovery+ lately. I want to try to bake every challenge! It is a real problem! One of the challenges that they do almost every season is to take a dessert or recipe that is normally more fall or wintery and make it into a Springtime dessert!
One of my most favorite breakfasts is French Toast! I love to put loads of butter on it and then powdered sugar that becomes soaked in the butter and eat it with that yummy caramelized eggy bread that has been so soaked in egg batter that it is like a custard on the inside. I like to put cinnmon in the egg batter, which gives it those warm tones that you associate with Fall or Winter. So, when I thought about something that I would like to "Springify," I decided to try it with French Toast!
Citrus is a classic flavor to add a little Spring to a recipe. When you think about it, that is weird because oranges and lemons are usually ready to harvest in December and January. But, their bright flavor isn't heavy at all and they lend themselves to the lighter desserts, or in this case, breakfasts of Spring. So, I went with adding orange and a bit of vanilla to my recipe. I added the orange zest to the egg batter and then I created an orange sauce that replaces the powdered sugar of regular French Toast. It even replaces the maple syrup, if that is what you like on yours. The vanilla flavor with the orange is reminiscent of an orange and vanilla ice cream bar. It was totally delicious! I hope you love it, I think you will.
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!