Chocolate French Toast
10 slices Panera Bread Country Miche
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup hot water
5 large eggs
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips
Prepared butter flavored pancake syrup
In a small bowl, dissolve cocoa powder in hot water. Whisk until blended; set aside.
In shallow pan (such as a 1 1/4 quart baking dish) whisk together eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Add chocolate cocoa mixture; whisk again until incorporated.
Melt a small piece of butter in a 12" non-stick pan over medium high heat. Dip 2 bread pieces in egg mixture (turning if necessary) and place in pan. Turn pieces after about 2-3 minutes and cover one piece with chopped chocolate or chips. Place the other piece of bread on top of the chocolate covered piece, creating a sandwich. Heat until chocolate has melted. Repeat process with remaining pieces. Serve with butter flavored pancake syrup.