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Simple, easy & cheap do-it-yourself recipe


I really like this Pink Velvet French Toast as a result of it’s festive sufficient for the vacations however easy sufficient to make on tenting journeys. The brioche bread has the proper taste and texture to make a chic French toast with out requiring quite a lot of work.

Red Velvet French Toast Recipe With Sweet Cream Cheese Glaze by CampingForFoodies features three slices of red velvet French toast that are cut into heart-shaped pieces. There are two bright red strawberries that are sliced and fanned on the edge of the blue camping plate also. The entire plate is dusted with white powdered sugar and a rubber spoon spatula is drizzling the sweet cream cheese glaze over the entire meal.

That is one in all my favourite tenting breakfast concepts for particular events as a result of I can simply lower the bread into enjoyable shapes. I like making:

  • Hearts for Valentines Day, anniversaries and birthdays
  • Stars for patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Veterans Day
  • Christmas timber for Christmas

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Key Components & Substitutions

  • Brioche bread
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Buttermilk

Brioche bread: Crucial ingredient on this recipe is the brioche bread. It’s a French pastry yeast bread that makes use of extra eggs and butter making a texture and taste that’s delicate, buttery and has a contact of sweetness. Brioche is usually obtainable in most grocery shops as a complete loaf which may be sliced or unsliced. When you can’t discover brioche, good substitutes embody challah bread, pullman loaf, Japanese milk bread also referred to as Shokupan, Hawaiian candy bread or croissants.

Pure vanilla extract: Pure vanilla extract and imitation vanilla are each candy. I don’t use imitation vanilla as a result of it makes use of components which regularly comprise chemical substances and added sugars. The vanilla taste that comes from pure vanilla extract is finest for uncooked preparations (just like the icing) however the distinction between pure and imitation isn’t as apparent when the ingredient is baked or cooked. When you want to make use of imitation vanilla, use a 2:1 ratio. Substitute 2 teaspoons of imitation vanilla when the recipe requires 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Buttermilk: I don’t purchase buttermilk until I’m utilizing quite a lot of it in varied recipes. On this case, I simply make buttermilk by combining common milk and vinegar, set it apart to let the chemical strategy of curdling do its factor. It solely takes about 5 minutes. Then, proceed with the recipe as traditional. The ratio is 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup of milk.

Key Tools

  • Forged iron griddle or skillet
  • Giant shallow bowl

Forged iron griddle or skillet: I really like the delicate inside with the crispy outdoors texture of this French toast. It’s straightforward to attain this texture by frying the toast in butter in a forged iron pan. You should utilize a non-stick skillet however the outdoors texture gained’t be as crispy.

Giant shallow bowl: It’s best to dip the bread slices within the egg wash in the event you use a big shallow bowl. When you use a smaller bowl, be sure to transfer the bread round to get all the slice lined within the egg combination, don’t depart any a part of the bread dry. Additionally, watch out to not tear the bread as you deal with it within the small bowl.

Recipe Steps

Step 1. Put together your components, warmth supply and gear as directed. In case you are chopping the bread into cute shapes, do the entire chopping first.

Heart-Shaped Red Velvet French Toast by CampingForFoodies features three slices of red velvet French toast that is cut in the shape of hearts, being grilled in butter on a black cast iron campfire griddle over the hot coals of a morning campfire.

For this recipe, you’ll use brioche bread. When you purchase it pre-sliced, you’ll simply want to chop the slices in half on the diagonal (such as you lower a sandwich into two triangles). Or, you’ll be able to lower the slices into enjoyable shapes. Simply use a pointy knife to chop free-form shapes, like we did with our hearts. Alternatively, you should use a cookie cutter. Simply make certain the designs should not too intricate, small items most likely gained’t survive the dipping, cooking and flipping processes.

Step 2. Make the icing. Mix the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a medium bowl. Then set icing apart when you make the French toast.

  • Powdered sugar is also referred to as confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar.

Knowledgeable Tip

Camp Cooking Tip: Some individuals like to make use of 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste however that’s not at all times straightforward to search out and could be fairly costly so I want to make use of pure vanilla extract as a result of it’s available and inexpensive.

Prepare icing by CampingForFoodies features a small bowl filled with cream cheese icing. A fork is being used to mix the ingredients together. In the background is a bottle of pure vanilla, a stick of butter, a container of milk and a container of whole strawberries.

Knowledgeable Tip

Camp Cooking Tip: The icing could be made a number of days prematurely and stored in a fridge or cooler till you might be able to serve. When you do that, take it out of the fridge about an hour earlier than you begin cooking and permit it to get to room temperature so it drizzles properly and isn’t too chilly on the recent French toast.

Step 3. Warmth your pan. Warmth a big forged iron griddle over low-medium warmth utilizing campfire coals. Alternatively, you should use a big nonstick pan or skillet with a camp range, standard range or RV range. That’s about 7 seconds utilizing the hand take a look at methodology for cooking temperatures.

Hand Check For Cooking Temperatures

You don’t want a thermometer to find out the temperature of your warmth supply for cooking. Right here’s steps for the “hand take a look at”.

  • Maintain the palm of your hand about 5 inches above the warmth supply (campfire coals, charcoal briquettes, propane grill and many others.) you’re utilizing for cooking. (Be sure nothing is flammable, like clothes or jewellery.)
  • Pull your hand away from the warmth earlier than it hurts and observe what number of seconds have handed. Instance: 5-6 seconds = medium warmth.
Warmth Stage Temperature Vary Time
Excessive Warmth 450-550°F 2-3 seconds
Medium Warmth 350-450°F 5-6 seconds
Low Warmth 250-350°F 8-10 seconds
Hand Check For Cooking Temperatures
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Step 4. Put together the egg wash. You will beat the eggs in a big shallow bowl, then mix within the buttermilk, cinnamon, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and pink meals colouring.

Prepare egg mixture by CampingForFoodies features a large shallow bowl filled with ingredients to make the custard including eggs, ground cinnamon, sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Pure vanilla extract is being poured out of a measuring spoon into the bowl. Cracked egg shells and a carton of milk are in the background.

Knowledgeable Tip

Camp Cooking Tip: When you don’t need to carry buttermilk to the campsite for one recipe, you don’t should. Simply measure out a cup of normal milk, then, add 1 tablespoon vinegar put aside for about 5 minutes. Let it type into little lumps, the chemical course of is known as curdling, and use within the recipe as an alternative to buttermilk.

Step 5. Put together the griddle. Liberally coat the cooking floor with butter and let it soften.

Melt butter on griddle by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron griddle set on a campfire grate. A spatula flipper is being used to move the butter across the griddle to evenly distribute the melted butter. A burning campfire log is next to the grate inside a campfire ring made of stacked rocks.

Step 6. Dip the bread slices. Dip bread slices into egg combination ensuring it’s fully saturated, then, flip to coat second facet. Thicker bread should soak longer than thinner bread. Saturate either side of the bread, this will likely take as much as 5 minutes. Let the surplus drip off earlier than putting it on the recent griddle.

Dip bread into egg mixture by CampingForFoodies features a thick slice of brioche bread that is covered with a red-colored egg wash. A fork is being used to move the bread slice in the bowl. A hot, buttered griddle is in the background over a campfire ring ready to cook the French toast.

Knowledgeable Tip

Camp Cooking Tip: Watch out to not tear the bread as you might be dealing with it after it will get dipped into the egg combination, particularly in the event you lower the bread into delicate shapes, like hearts and stars.

Step 7. Cook dinner until golden. You will fry the egg-dipped bread halves within the sizzling butter till it’s “sort-of golden brown” … due to the pink meals coloring and cocoa powder, the colour of the cooked French toast could have a barely charred, black-ish colour quite than a golden brown colour. Flip to toast second facet, complete cooking time can be about 3 minutes per facet.

Cook slices on buttered griddle by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron griddle over a campfire. Four pieces of egg-dipped bread are lined up on the griddle with room to hold two additional slices. A hand is holding a fork over the fourth piece of bread that has just been placed on the griddle. Smoke from the campfire and stacked rocks of the fire ring are in the background.

Knowledgeable Tip

Camp Cooking Tip: Relying on the scale of your griddle or skillet, you need to be capable to cook dinner 6-8 bread slices on the similar time. If it is advisable to work in batches, set the cooked items on a heat plate and canopy to maintain heat till serving.

Step 8. Lay toast halves on plate, drizzle with icing and mud with powdered sugar. High with berries, if desired. I both use 8 strawberries sliced and fanned or 16 recent raspberries. The colour of the pink fruit enhances the pink colour within the French toast.

Red Velvet French Toast by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with two slices of red velvet French toast topped with sweet cream cheese glaze, powdered sugar and a sliced and fanned strawberry next to two golden brown breakfast sausage patties and a campfire grate set inside a campfire ring in the background.

Variations

The cream cheese icing is a simple and scrumptious topping for this recipe however you’ll be able to swap out the toppings to create completely different taste profiles for this meal.

Chocolate drizzle: Drizzle the highest of the recent French toast along with your favourite chocolate ice cream topping. I like to recommend a fudgy topping with a thicker consistency.

Cream cheese frosting stuffing: Unfold cream cheese frosting on one piece of French toast and high with a second piece, making a sandwich. You should utilize store-bought frosting or create your personal by beating collectively:

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Pairings

My household likes a savory breakfast meat with candy foremost dishes so I both serve a facet of bacon, breakfast sausage or meatless breakfast patties with my French toast and pancakes. For drinks I serve sizzling espresso and chilly milk.

FAQs

Why is my French toast soggy?

Low and gradual cooking is the important thing to a crispy, golden-brown outdoors texture with a creamy, wealthy inside texture. That is achieved by cooking over medium-low warmth. If the warmth is simply too excessive, the surface will burn earlier than the within is cooked.

What artistic toppings are good for pink velvet French toast?

Intensify the pink theme by including red-colored edible toppings like pomegranate seeds, pink currants, dried cranberries, candied pink roses, white chocolate dipped strawberries and red-tinted whipped cream.

How can I get pink colour with out utilizing pink meals coloring?

Natural meals coloring is normally comprised of concentrated vegetable colorants and spices which are free from dyes and corn syrup. Pure beet juice, beet powder and pure pomegranate juice are additionally good alternate options.

Leftovers

Retailer leftovers in an hermetic container in a fridge or cooler. To reheat, convey slices to room temperature, wrap in foil and re-heat in heat oven or over heat campfire coals.

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Cast Iron Campfire French Toast by CampingForFoodies features golden brown French toast topped with fresh strawberries, melting butter and real maple syrup on a blue camping plate.

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Servings

This recipe serves 4, and, it’s straightforward to scale up or down. Simply change the variety of servings within the recipe card to change the portions to satisfy your wants.

  • In case you are cooking for a big group you might need to begin a little bit early and work in batches. Hold the cooked slices heat on a platter or sheet pan and canopy loosely with aluminum foil.

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Recipe

Red Velvet French Toast by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with two slices of red velvet French toast topped with sweet cream cheese glaze, powdered sugar and a sliced and fanned strawberry next to two golden brown breakfast sausage patties and a campfire grate set inside a campfire ring in the background.

Cream Cheese Icing Components, (see * Observe)

  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 (oz) cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Pink Velvet French Toast Components

  • 4 giant eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see ** Observe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pink meals coloring
  • 8 (1 inch thick) slices of brioche bread lower in half on the diagonal (see *** Observe)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or as wanted

For garnish, if desired

  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar for dusting
  • 8 strawberries sliced and fanned
  • By hand, combine the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a medium bowl. Put aside when you make the French toast.

  • Warmth giant forged iron griddle over low-medium warmth utilizing campfire coals. Alternatively, you should use a big nonstick pan/skillet with a camp range, standard range or RV range. (see **** Observe)

  • In a big shallow bowl, beat the eggs. Then whisk within the buttermilk, cinnamon, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and meals coloring ensuring the custard is totally mixed.

  • Soften sufficient butter on the forged iron griddle or skillet to liberally coat the floor.

  • Dip bread slices into egg combination ensuring it’s fully saturated, then, flip to coat second facet. Can take as much as 5 minutes for egg combination to seep into thick bread. Let the surplus drip off earlier than putting it on the recent griddle.

  • Working in batches, if mandatory, fry the egg-dipped bread halves within the sizzling butter till it’s golden brown, then flip to toast second facet, about 3 minutes per facet. (see ***** Observe)

  • Lay toast halves on plate and drizzle with icing and mud with powdered sugar. High with berries, if desired.

*NOTE: In case your tenting crowd likes quite a lot of frosting, make a double batch of it. **NOTE: When you don’t have buttermilk you’ll be able to simply add a tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup milk, let it set for about 5 minutes then proceed with the recipe. ***NOTE: Minimize slices in half on the diagonal (such as you lower a sandwich so you find yourself with 16 triangles of bread) or another festive form. ****NOTE: Use the “hand take a look at”: maintain the palm of your hand about 5 inches above the warmth supply, pull it away earlier than it hurts, 7 seconds = low-medium warmth. *****NOTE: Relying on the scale of your griddle or skillet, you need to be capable to cook dinner 6-8 bread slices on the similar time. Put aside the completed items on a warmed plate, cowl with foil to maintain heat when you cook dinner the remaining slices.  

Serving: 4g | Energy: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fats: 19g | Saturated Fats: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 2g | Monounsaturated Fats: 5g | Trans Fats: 0.5g | Ldl cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 758IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg

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