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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Alisal Style French Toast

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Alisal Style French Toast

As the season of love approaches, there’s no sweeter way to show your affection than by preparing a special breakfast for your significant other. To help you impress, we’ve crafted a chef-created recipe: Classic French Toast with Bourbon Maple Syrup, Strawberry Compote, and Chantilly Cream. Below, you’ll find the perfect recipe to infuse your morning with Alisal style romance. And if you’re dreaming of a romantic escape, why not explore our special rates and packages? Our luxury dude ranch is the perfect setting for love to bloom amidst the scenic beauty of California.

Recipe Ingredients & Instructions:

Chantilly Cream

-1 cup Heavy Cream, chilled

-2 tbsp. Confectioners Sugar

-1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1. Add all Chantilly cream ingredients to a bowl and beat until soft peaks are formed.

2. Add to a piping bag fitted with a star tip. 

Bourbon Maple Syrup

-¾ cup Dark Maple Syrup

-2 tbsp. Bourbon Whisky

-¼ tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste

1.Heat the bourbon in a small saucepan for 5 minutes on low heat. Stirring often. (This will cook off some of the strong alcohol flavor)

2.Whisk the bourbon, maple syrup and vanilla until evenly combined.

Strawberry Compote

-1 cup Sliced Strawberries

-¼ cup Brown Sugar

1.Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add just barely enough oil to coat the pan.

2.Add the strawberries and sauté until they start to soften.

3.Add the brown sugar and cook until the sugar melts and strawberries are evenly coated.

Brioche French Toast

-4 each 1-inch-thick slices of Brioche Bread (If you can find a good local bakery, the finished product is much better)

-6 large Eggs

-1 cup Whole Milk

-1 tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste

-¾ tsp. Ground Cinnamon

-Salt to Taste

-3 tbsp. Unsalted Butter

-¼ cup strawberry compote (recipe above)

-¼ cup Chantilly Cream (recipe above)

-2 tbsp. Bourbon Maple Syrup (recipe above)

1.Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.

2.Dip the Brioche slices in the batter, and soak for 30 seconds on each side. (This creates a nice custardy center).

3.Melt the butter on a griddle and cook the brioche on each side until golden brown and just barely cooked through.

4.Serve with strawberry compote, Chantilly cream, and bourbon maple syrup.

Consider this recipe the perfect start to a day filled with love and laughter alongside your special someone, all inspired by the heart of Alisal. For those looking to extend the romance beyond the kitchen, consider our special rates and packages for a California resort getaway filled with love, laughter, and the unforgettable beauty of the ranch.


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