need suggestions for a sauce
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 =)
Can't go wrong with maple syrup. Chocolate and orange combo is nice. Also, chocolate and hazelnut (Nutella)
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.
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.
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.