Way back in primary school when I was much younger, we used to spend the days before saint valentine’s day (that was how we called it) cutting up little hearts and making cardboard cards for our parents and classmates. I remember enjoying those moments, especially the little cupcakes we got after we finished our “craft sessions”. What I didn’t enjoy, was how much glue I would get on everything, my uniform, my arms, sometimes even my hair. My cards weren’t pretty either, I never cut out the hearts properly and when I colored my drawings, I kept coloring outside the lines with my crayon..it was really terrible.
Now however, having realized how terrible I am at crafts, I just buy my friends a card and maybe bake some cookies if I’m feeling up to it.
A few weeks ago, I was perusing pinterest when I came across this french toast churros bites recipe. I mean it’s so simple and obvious I thought with the amount of experiments I like to do, how have I never thought of this? It’s the same classic recipe for french toasts, the only difference being the bread is cut into little heart shapes and then tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon after cooking.
I thought how cute would it be to make this for valentines day. You can cut the hearts out the night before to save time in the morning, and if you have kids, even better, I’m sure they would love to help with the hearts.
These french toasts in heart shapes, are without a doubt a really cute idea to share with someone you care about. If you don’t care for them that much, you can always ask me to make them my little cardboard cards 😉
Some helpful tips:
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out the heart shapes, I find that the plain stainless steel ones work best.
- Use day old bread, it will soak up just the right amount of egg and milk mixture, and fry well without losing its shape.