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Chocolate French Toast with Chocolate Ganache

Just like the rest of the world I went to see Black Panther this past week and this deliciousness of dark chocolate French toast with chocolate ganache is inspired by the latest Marvel movie.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate coco powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices brioche or Texas toast
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup grade A Maple Syrup 1/4 cup per serving
  • Ganache:
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 ounces 1 cup semisweet chocolate


  • In a bowl mix whisk together milk, coco powder, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and vanilla; soak bread in mixture for about 20-30 seconds. In a large skillet over medium high heat melt 4 tablespoons of butter, cook bread for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown on each side. Serve hot with 2 tablespoons butter and maple syrup.
  • In a small pot heat cream, rum, butter and sugar to a boil. Put chocolate in a stainless steel bowl pour in cream over and cover with a towel for 3-5 minutes. Stir until smooth sit to the side and allow to cool.


Garnish with sliced bananas, strawberries, dark chocolate chips, mangoes, pecans or whatever fruit you love!