A french toast christmas tree is the perfect breakfast for the Christmas holidays.
Not only is it easy to make, but more importantly, it tastes amazinggg. Cinnamon, vanilla, browned butter and sweet maple syrup on a french toast that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
It doesn’t get any better than this.
To turn a normal french toast into a french toast christmas tree, you either need cookie cutters in star shape in different sizes. Or you do it like me and paint three different sized templates on a paper and cut out the toast slices manually with a knife using these templates.
This way you are also a little more flexible with the size.
The toast slices are dipped in a mixture of milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and then fried in butter until golden brown.
If this doesn’t sound like music in your ears I don’t know what would.
Since this is pretty quick, it’s best to make the french toast christmas tree very fresh before serving.
If you want to save time, you can easily cut out the stars the night before and store them in a covered container overnight.
A christmas-y accessorie: FROSTED CRANBERRIES
If you wanna make the frosted cranberries as well (and YES YOU DO! I mean, look how pretty they are!), I recommend doing it at least an hour before you start making the toast or preferably even the night before. They are super easy, but need about an hour to dry out again.
You will need:
- fresh cranberries
- white granulated sugar
Boil water and sugar in equal proportions for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. This syrup must cool completely. If you’re lucky, there’s snow outside, so it’ll go really quickly. 🙂
The cranberries are briefly bathed in this sugar water. Drain and then roll in granulated sugar. On a baking paper or plate they need about 1 hour until they are completely dry and the sugar is hard again.
The cranberries will keep in an open container for at least a week and make a pretty decoration for all your holiday cakes and desserts. 🙂
The french toast christmas tree is BEST served still warm with a little butter and maple syrup or honey.