Chocolate french toast recipe for all occasions

At Easter we cannot miss the famous torrijas on our table and to enjoy a delicious variant, we show you this simple and delicious recipe for chocolate torrijas. The recipe is very similar to that of common torrijas, which this time we are going to give it a special touch by adding the chocolate (black, milk or white, whichever you prefer) and making them even more tasty and sweet.

So, if you want to learn how to make chocolate torrijas, pay attention to this simple recipe that we present and do not stop surprising and sweetening your friends and family with them. You will love them!

Chocolate french toast recipe

Ingredients:

For the torrijas:

  • 1 loaf of bread from the day before
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 250 ml of cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • Mild olive oil

For decoration:

  • 100 g of whole or icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Steps to make chocolate french toast recipe:

Step 1:

To start preparing this recipe for French toast with chocolate, you have to cut the bread into slices about a centimeter wide, that is to say, small in size so that we get more amount of French toast and at the same time they are not too cloying portions.

Step 2:

Meanwhile, we heat the milk together with the cream, in case we decide to add cream to it. Once we have heated these two ingredients, we add the sugar and two tablespoons of cocoa powder to make the chocolate base. Another option is that you use chocolate to melt or to the cup so that, once the torrijas are made, you pour the melted chocolate on top. Thus, according to your tastes and those of your guests, you can choose to make white, milk or dark chocolate toast.

Step 3

When we have all these ingredients together (milk, cream and cocoa powder, the latter two being optional, depending on whether you want to use cream or not and depending on what type of chocolate you want to use) it is necessary to stir them well, in order to eliminate all the lumps and so that they are completely softened. When they are well integrated, turn off the heat and let it cool down to room temperature, not in the fridge.

Step 4:

Then, when the mixture has cooled, you have to soak the bread with it and pass it through the beaten eggs to better fry the torrijas. The egg makes them more soaked and soaks up the oil better and thus they are well done.

Step 5

To fry the torrijas, the oil must be very hot, otherwise, they would not be done well. There is no exact frying time, we must control them so that they do not burn and remove them when we consider that they are well fried.

Step 6:

There is little left to finish this delicious recipe for chocolate torrijas. Now, once fried, drain the torrijas well. To do this, we put them on absorbent kitchen paper, which will help remove all the excess oil and, thus, they will not be too oily.

Step 7:

Finally, as a decoration for the torrijas, we soak them in sugar and ground cinnamon (cinnamon is very typical in torrijas, but you can use it or not depending on your tastes and those of your guests). If you have used the method of adding cocoa powder to milk and cream, you will have already finished this recipe for chocolate toast.

On the other hand, if you have chosen to use melted chocolate to prepare these torrijas dipped in white, milk or dark chocolate , as you prefer, it is now, after sprinkling or passing the fried slices of bread with the sugar and cinnamon, that you have to pour the melted chocolate on them or, have it ready in a source or large bowl to immerse each torrija in it and then place it on the plate to serve them.

How to make plum jam

The seasonal fruits offer us a host of benefits, among which are their low cost and better quality. To take them, we can do it by ingesting two pieces of fruit a day or by including them in our favorite desserts. Also, another very healthy and delicious option is to make a jam with them. One of the most popular and appreciated jams is plum. Do you want to know how to make it at home? Take note of the ingredients and get to work! Keep reading this article and discover How to make plum jam.

How to make plum jam?

1 kg of plums
2 cups of sugar
The juice of 1 lemon

Steps to follow:

1
To make the plum jam, you can choose red or green plums. The choice will depend on your tastes since the process is the same. As for the amount of sugar, if you want a sweeter jam, you can add more. If you do not have cups, you should know that two are equivalent to approximately 500 grams, so if you want to increase the sugar, you can increase the amount to 800 g.

2
The first thing we will do to start making our homemade jam is to wash the plums well. To do this, rub all the fruit with your fingers and use plenty of water. Once washed, open them in half to remove the bones and cut them into small pieces without peeling them. The pieces shouldn’t be large so that they absorb the sugar better and cook faster later.

3
We place the chopped plums directly in the pot that you will use to make the jam during the following steps, add the sugar and lemon juice, spread them all over the fruits and mix them well to distribute them. It is best to use a large pot so that the plums are not all clumped together and the jam cooks better. When you have removed it, cover the pot and let it rest in the refrigerator for two hours . In this way the plums will begin to absorb the sugar and release their juice.

4
After a time, remove the pot from the refrigerator and put it to heat over medium heat. You should stir the plum jam from time to time to stick to the bottom and burn. It may take around 1 hour to get the proper jam consistency, so you will need to be patient. If you think it is too thick, you can add a cup of water.

5
You will know that the plum jam is ready when you take a little with a spoon and drop it. The drops slowly fall and clump together. If, on the other hand, the texture is too liquid, it will need a few more minutes to cook. When you have it, you can leave it as is or whisk it to obtain a smoother and lighter texture.

6
Once finished, reserve it hot in previously sterilized glass jars and cover them. To keep it for longer, you must make a vacuum seal. To do this, place a clean cloth at the base of a pot, put the covered jars on top (stand upright), cover them with water, and heat them over medium heat. When the water reaches the boiling point, let it boil for 20-30 minutes and turn off the heat. Let the jars cool, dry them, and store them in a cool, moisture-free place.

7
As you see, make plum jam is very simple. If you like homemade jams, do not miss our recipes strawberry jam, tomato jam, and orange marmalade. Keep in mind that homemade jams do not last as long as industrial ones, so you should consume it within three weeks once the jar is opened if the reserves in the refrigerator can last a little longer.

How to Make Blackberry Jam at Home? Complete Homemade Recipe

Blackberry jam is very simple to prepare, and I also give you directions to be able to leave it with or without the pips since some find it annoying (I include myself). Do you know how to make blackberry jam? The jam is very good, with a powerful blackberry flavor and it is ideal for preparing it when we can catch them wild, towards the end of summer (August and September), although they are usually found in supermarkets almost throughout the year.

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