Sourdough French Toast with Strawberries and Date Whipped Cream
This is a delicious and succulent breakfast. The sourdough bread is so dense and flavorful and pairs well with the fresh strawberries and the sweetness of the medjool date whipped cream.
Slice the Strawberries 3 Minutes
Cut off the head of the strawberry. You can either core it out or just slice it off from the rest of the strawberry. Lay the strawberry on the cutting board and cut your slices to the desired width.
Slice the bread 2 Minutes
Using a good quality bread knife hold the bread with a claw grip using your knuckle to guide the thickness of the slice. Slice in a sawing motion making sure to make an even and uniform cut. The goal when slicing bread is the have uniform thickness throughout the entire slice.
Option #1: whip the cream in a vitamix blender with adjustable speeds 5 Minutes
Chop up any flavoring you want to a add to the cream and add to the vitamix first. Then add the cream to the vitamix. If you plan to add any liquids, such as honey or vanilla extract, or seasoning, such as salt, add it to the cream in the vitamix. Turn the vitamix on low and slowly increase the speed no higher than a medium speed. it should only take 15-20 seconds to whip to the desired texture. Watch carefully to make sure you do not over whip the cream which will ruin the flavor and texture. An over whipped cream looks rough ragged and dried out. You can under whip the cream so it holds a little form but still resembles a liquid or you can whip it more firm until becomes stiff and still soft and smooth.
Option #2: Whip the Cream with a Whisk 5 Minutes
Put the cream in a bowl. Hold the bowl at an angle with one hand and with the other whip the cream in a circular motion until the desired consistency.
Prep the French Toast 5 Minutes
Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix together with a whisk. Dip the bread in the french toast and soak for a few seconds until each side of the bread is soaked.
Saute the French Toast 5 Minutes
Place a low rimmed pan over a medium low heat and place one tablespoon of butter in the pan. As soon as the butter melts add the french toast and start sauteing. Carefully watch the butter so it doesn't burn. Carefully watch the toast so it doesn't burn. Each side will be done when it looks light brown and yellow. Saute each side until it is ready.
Plate the French Toast 5 Minutes
Place a few pieces of toast on a plate in the center. Add the cut fruit on top and drizzle with the maple syrup. Finally finish with a few scoops of cream and garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy because it is so good.