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How to make French toast

breakfast recipe Aug 12, 2022

Learn how to make french toast for an indulgent breakfast treat with this easy recipe, on the table in about 10 minutes

One of my all time favourite indulgent breakfasts is French Toast with fruit, crispy bacon and maple syrup.

Let’s not kid ourselves that this is a healthy option, and it’s not something I eat every day, or even every week. But I subscribe to the 80/20 principle when it comes to my diet. Eat well 80% of the time and then allow myself treats the rest of the time.

My go to healthy breakfast these days is my Bircher Muesli with kefir and chia seeds.

Like most of my breakfast recipes, I’ve developed them over the years, trying out many recipes over that time till I found the perfect recipe.

If I had a choice, I would make this French toast with a good quality brioche - either one from a local baker or that I make myself.

Though my secret confession is that I do like the supermarket brioche from the finest section. I just try not to look at the E numbers on the ingredient list. I bought some once and forgot about it and found it in the cupboard 6 months after the sell by date, as soft and as fresh as the day I’d bought it.

If you don’t have brioche, then this is a great way of using leftover crusty white bread. And it works well if the bread is a couple of days old, making it a very economical dish.

You could use milk instead of double cream or use half and half if you’re across the pond.

How To Make French Toast 

Ingredients for French Toast

2 slices of thickly sliced white bread or brioche
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons double cream ( milk will do )
1 tablespoon maple syrup ( or sugar )
1 tsp of vanilla extract ( not an essential but adds a nice flavour )
2 tablespoons butter

Method for French Toast

Beat together the eggs, cream, maple syrup and vanilla extract and put into a large shallow bowl, big enough to lay at one slice of the bread in flat.

Push each slice of bread into the eggy mixture for about 1 minute. Then flip and repeat on the other side.

You can then put it on a baking tray and allow it to sit for a while if you’ve got other things to get ready.

Take a large frying pan and heat over a medium high heat.

The most difficult thing about french toast is making sure it becomes crispy and golden brown, without burning. This is not the time to go off and do something else, as it quickly goes from perfect to charcoal.

Add the butter to the pan, when it's starting to sizzle, add the soaked bread and fry for a couple of minutes each side.

Do keep checking it - my favourite tongs  are the perfect kitchen gadget for this. If you don’t have any tongs, do yourself a favour and get several pairs of these!

Once it’s ready, plate up with your sides of choice. I like mine with fruit and crispy bacon and a good glug of maple syrup!

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