Chocolate French Toast

Save this one for your Valentine's(or Galentine's) Day celebrations. This borderline dessert is pretty indulgent, but hey, you only live once! Keep your eye out for more chocolate recipes in the next week to come.

Chocolate French Toast(Serves 3-4)
Ingredients:
4 slices of 1 inch thick brioche bread or challah
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
2 eggs
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1.5 Tbs granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
butter(for pan)

Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup cream
1 Tbs maple syrup or corn syrup
1 Tbs butter
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan until melted through.

Toppings(optional):
raspberries or strawberries
powdered sugar
maple syrup

Directions:
In a wide bowl, combine milk, cream, eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk until completely combined. Dip bread slices for a solid 1 minute per side(make sure it's soaked through!). Heat a griddle pan over medium low and add butter to cover. Griddle french toast slices until golden brown on both sides, about 10 minutes. Serve with fresh berries, chocolate sauce, and maple syrup. Take a nap and begin a productive day tomorrow.