The Rose Table: When you have a heart for French toast

The Rose Table: When you have a heart for French toast

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 5, 2024) Looking for a romantic way to start your Valentine’s Day? Serve my easy and adorable Heart French Toast! If you follow @therosetable, you know how into French Toast I am. I have all sorts of versions on and my classic Brioche French Toast, included here, even made it into The Rose Table Cookbook! This easy breakfast only takes minutes to make and will add a little love to your day.

As for décor, I’m a sucker for a classic pink, red, and white color scheme on Valentine’s Day. Try red roses with white stock and fluffy pink carnations for a floral arrangement that won’t break the bank. Pro-tip: roses easily last a week so buy them as far in advance as you can! Change out the water and snip the ends ever so slightly every day to extend their vase life. Spread rose petals down the center for a faux table runner and have floating candles in mason jars for gorgeous love day table.

Heart French Toast

Serves 2
4 thick slices brioche or milk bread
1 large egg
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Splash vanilla
Generous dash cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup sliced strawberries
Whipped cream (recipe follows)
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup

  1. Toss strawberries with a spoonful of granulated sugar and let sit at room temperature while you make the French toast. They’ll get a little syrupy and amazing!
  2. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut hearts out of four slices.
  3. Beat egg in a shallow dish. Whisk in milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Soak bread hearts for two minutes. Flip and soak other side for two minutes.
  4. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a nonstick skillet. Add bread hearts and cook for two minutes per side over medium heat.
  5. Transfer to plates and serve with sliced strawberries, and freshly whipped cream. Dust powdered sugar on top and drizzle maple syrup over the French toast.

Whipped Cream

1/4 cup whipping cream
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

  1. Whip ingredients together with a whisk in a metal bowl until soft peaks form.

By Blue Ribbon News special contributor Katie-Rose Watson, who often covers Rockwall on, from the Farmers Market to Founder’s Day Festival. The Rose Table has over 200,000 fans on Facebook (, millions of video views, and can be found on TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube @therosetable. The Rose Table’s Fairytale Collection is now available on