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need suggestions for a sauce

naie Apr 10, 2008 10:21 PM

I'm making chocolate french toast tomorrow, and I'm not sure what sauce I should serve with it. Was thinking an orange walnut sauce w/ orange zest and ginger? Bad combination? I could use some suggestions, please =)

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  1. sarah galvin RE: naie Apr 10, 2008 10:24 PM

    Can't go wrong with maple syrup. Chocolate and orange combo is nice. Also, chocolate and hazelnut (Nutella)

    1. HSBSteveM RE: naie Apr 11, 2008 11:08 AM

      Blackberry Compote comes to mind. They are a bit expensive right now, but if you can just buy a small container, try this; get seedless blackberry preserves, melt the preserves in a saucepan or microwave, add fresh blackberries and a half stick of whole cinnamon and toss lightly. Remove the stick and spoon the compote over the French toast. For presentation, it's nice to sift confectioners sugar over one corner and coat the rest with the compote. Oh, and I would also put a dab of soft butter on the Fr toast before the other stuff.

      1. mrsjenpeters RE: naie Apr 11, 2008 11:39 AM

        if you want to make it extra sinful, mascarpone and some fresh fruit (i'm partial to berries).

        if you want to make it bacchanalian sinful, cognac sabayon.

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        1. re: mrsjenpeters
          afoodyear RE: mrsjenpeters Apr 11, 2008 01:46 PM

          I second the marscapone idea... that sounds delicious!

        2. JungMann RE: naie Apr 11, 2008 12:51 PM

          What about a chili-ginger sauce? Chocolate loves cayenne and a grating of orange zest will give the sauce a healthy tang to play with the chocolate flavor.

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            gordeaux RE: naie Apr 11, 2008 01:08 PM

            I personally abhor chocolate and orange. I think it's a horrendous pairing, but there are plenty who enjoy it. I'd offer three things:
            1. straight maple syrup
            2. a simple puree of strawberries, sugar, and water.
            3. get this: Caramelized Bananas. - think bananas foster minus the rum, and the ice cream, of course. Um, this sounds really good to me (and easy.) I'll be trying this out soon.

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            1. re: gordeaux
              Analisas mom RE: gordeaux Apr 11, 2008 02:01 PM

              I think fresh strawberries and whip cream would be awesome.

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              miss_bennet RE: naie Apr 11, 2008 02:11 PM

              umm... What is chocolate french toast? Do you make chocolate bread? Or use chocolate milk? I am ignorant and intrigued.

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              1. re: miss_bennet
                naie RE: miss_bennet Apr 11, 2008 10:44 PM

                I ended up making a butterscotch nut sauce, I love the caramelized banana idea, though, I'll use that next time.

                Chocolate french toast can be made several different ways, for my method, I combined unsweetened cocoa, vanilla extract, egg yolks, milk, and sugar to make it, you can also just use chocolate milk :P

                1. re: miss_bennet
                  mrsjenpeters RE: miss_bennet Apr 14, 2008 04:51 PM

                  i do a chocolate stuffed french toast.... thick slice challah bread, cut a pocket, stuff with chocolate chips, and proceed to make french toast.

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