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Cocoa Eggy Bread with Caramelized Pears
Recipe for 4
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 12-15 min
For the Cocoa Eggy Bread:
8 medium sized slices of Zopf (the kind of bread I used) bread or brioche, about 1-1.5 cm
2 dl milk
2 heaped tsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp icing sugar
2-3 tbsp butter
Optional: icing sugar to decorate before serving
For the pears:
3 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp of water
1 tbsp butter
Peel and core the pears and cut the in half lengthways. Divide each half in two (top and bottom) and cut the fruit into wedges.
Melt the butter in a pan and add the pears, sugar and water. Cook on a medium heat to caramelize for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once ready set aside.
While the pears are caramelizing, in a bowl mix the eggs, the milk, the sugar and the cocoa.
Melt half of the butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Dip half of the bread slices in the egg/milk/sugar/cocoa mix and place them in the pan with the butter. Brown the slices on each side for about 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the other batch of bread slices.
Serve with the caramelized apples and optionally sprinkle a little icing sugar on the bread.