the appetizer:

300 Best Chocolate Recipes by Julie Hasson includes these favorites: Six-Layer Bars, Chocolate Orange French Toast, and White Chocolate Key Lime Pie.

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Chocolate Orange French Toast

Serves 4

This is a fun and absolutely delicious breakfast treat. It's like a breakfast sandwich that is stuffed with a chocolate-cinnamon filling. You can add maple syrup if you want, but you might find the French toast is sweet enough without any additional syrup.

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices French bread, about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick (see Tip, below)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) butter
  • Warm maple syrup (optional)
  • Orange slices (optional)

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, mix together chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Process until blended but still somewhat chunky.

Spread mixture on 4 of the bread slices. Top with remaining slices.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add orange juice, milk, orange liqueur and vanilla. Whisk well. Carefully dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning to coat each side well.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Carefully place dipped sandwiches in skillet and cook until browned and crisp on both sides, about 3 to 5 minutes. If sandwiches start to slide apart, gently press down on tops with spatula.

Serve French toast with warm maple syrup and fresh orange slices, if desired.


If you are using a narrow loaf of bread, such as a baguette, just increase the number of French toast sandwiches per serving. Depending on the size of bread used, there will probably be some extra batter and filling. Do not use sourdough bread for this recipe.

  • from:
  • 300 Best Chocolate Recipes
  • By Julie Hasson
  • Robert Rose
  • $19.95/trade paperback
  • 32 pages of color photographs
  • ISBN: 0-7788-0144-6
  • Recipe reprinted by permission.

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