I would prefer this as a dessert, all that chocolate!!!!
This is a must try dish you will love!
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 oz. (1/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-processed)
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. table salt
1 cup whole milk
4 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
8 slices French bread
(1/4 cup) unsalted butter
Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish
Fresh raspberries, strawberries, or sliced bananas, for garnish (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well blended and no cocoa lumps remain.
Pour in about half of the milk and whisk until the mixture is a lump-free paste.
Add the remaining milk, the eggs, and the vanilla. Whisk until well blended.
Arrange the bread in a single layer in a 9×13-inch baking dish (or similar vessel) and pour the cocoa mixture over the bread. Turn the bread once to get both sides nicely coated. Poke each bread slice repeatedly with the tines of a fork to encourage the bread to absorb the batter.
Let soak, turning every 10 min., until the bread is well saturated, 20 to 30 min..
Set a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the butter and spread to cover the pan. (If using a skillet, you’ll need to cook the French toast in two batches, using 2 Tbs. butter for each batch.)