French Toast with Strawberry Syrup / Okocim Porter

I made french toast for my mommy on mother's day. It was really yummy so I decided to make some again the next day and try it with a beer. Who needs coffee with breakfast when you can have beer? Baltic porters are said to go well with many desserts and sweets. I think it works especially well with the strawberries. The roasted malt and coffee flavors cut through the sweetness and tartness of the syrup. And the chocolate flavors are delicious with the strawberries as well as the bread. The carbonation also helps to cut through the flavors and not make it all one big sweet mess. The sweetness of the beer and of the french toast complement each other nicely instead of competing or overpowering one another.

French Toast:
1 cup milk or half and half
3 eggs
pinch of cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp honey
8 slices of white bread
pinch of salt
butter
powdered sugar

Syrup:
1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp honey

Whisk together all the ingredients for the french toast in a bowl except the butter and powdered sugar. Dip each slice of bread into the mixture, making sure both sides are soaked through. Melt some butter on a pan and toast each slice until golden brown on both sides. Dust each serving with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

For the syrup, combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Serve with a Baltic porter, or try it with a stout! :)