The french toast with blueberries is a really delicious variant of the classic french toast, a preparation which, despite its name, is typically American: prepare it for breakfast or brunch and can be both sweet and savory. French toasts are usually prepared with homemade bread, first passed in a batter based on eggs, milk, and vanilla, and then fried in a pan for a few minutes, finally sprinkled with maple syrup and powdered sugar to which you can add fresh fruit, cream or whatever you want. In our recipe we have made blueberry french toast in the oven, a preparation that involves resting in the fridge before cooking: the final result is truly delicious! Here’s how to do it.
Even if French toast is mistakenly associated with French cuisine, its origins are very ancient, even if not entirely clear. It is said that the first recipe has Italian origins: in Ancient Rome, in fact, there was a sweet dish that was made with slices of bread soaked in milk and cooked over the fire, the news is reported in the Apicius recipe book which dates back to the fifth century. In the Middle Ages, French toasts spread mainly in Germany, then in England and France up to the United States, where they found greater diffusion becoming, with pancakes, the most loved breakfast by Americans.
Cut the slices of bread into cubes (1) or, if you prefer, leave them whole and arrange them in a baking dish. Now rinse the blueberries, (2) dry them gently and add them to the sandwich bread. Now prepare the batter: In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar, add the seeds of the vanilla bean and then add the milk slowly and continue to mix with a whisk. (3)
With the help of a ladle sprinkle the sandwich bread with the batter and cover with cling film. (4) Let it rest in the fridge for about 6 hours or overnight. After the necessary time, add some flakes of butter on the surface and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° for half an hour or until the liquid has dried. Once ready, take it out of the oven (5) and let it cool. Your blueberry french toast is ready to serve (6) with the addition of maple syrup, powdered sugar, or other fresh blueberries.
You can flavor the batter by using cinnamon instead of vanilla.
For the decoration, you can also use a blueberry syrup to further enhance the flavor of the French toast.
If you prefer the classic version, you can fry your French toast: cut the sandwich bread into slices, pass it in the batter and fry it for a few minutes in a pan with butter. Once ready, garnish the French toast with blueberries, maple syrup, and icing sugar.