Chocolate French Toast made from tender croissants and topped with fresh strawberries.
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese with the chocolate hazelnut spread; spread the prepared mixture over the sliced croissants, then press the croissant halves back together (sandwich style), cutting each one in half. Place the croissant halves into a greased 9 x 13 pan, snuggling them in to fit.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the half and half with the vanilla, eggs, sugar, and melted butter; whisk to combine. Pour this mixture over the top of the prepared croissants in the baking dish. Use a fork to gently press each of the croissants down a bit into the egg mixture; let the French toast casserole rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (325 degrees F. if using a glass baking dish). Bake the French toast casserole, covered, for 20 minutes, then remove fthe foil and continue to bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center pf the casserole comes out clean.
Let the casserole cool slightly, then top with the sugared strawberries and serve at once. Serve with additional warmed chocolate hazelnut spread, drizzled over each servings, as desired.
Chocolate Croissant French Toast Bake with Fresh Strawberries https://chefalli.com/?p=5994 February 9, 2017