Monday, 9 August 2010

Custardy French Toast

I love bread and butter pudding, and I love french toast. This recipe takes french toast a little higher, with some cream and cinnamon along with fresh eggs.

What you first need to do is go and run yourself a nice hot bath, I assume you'll be making this on a lazy sunday morning, after a nice lie in.

Whilst it is running, take yourself down to the kitchen and get breakfast going.

Custardy French Toast - Serves 1

2 fresh eggs
approx 100ml milk
approx 100ml double cream
1/2 tsp cinamonn
dash of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of granulated or brown sugar

2 thick slices of good quality white bread 

Whisk together all the ingredients for the custard in a shallow pie dish or wide bowl. Dunk in your pieces of bread so that they are nicely covered. Place a heavy plate on top of the dish to submerge the bread further. If it doesn't submerge add a bit more milk.

Then you need to leave it as it is and go and give yourself a nice soak in the bath whilst your bread has a nice soak in the custard.

Leave for about 20 - 30 minutes.

Heat up a nonstick pan and add a small knob of butter, fry each slice of bread for about 3-4 minutes on each side til golden brown and a bit crispy, keep one slice warm whilst you fry the other.

Serve with a large mug of tea and maple syrup, your favourite berries or maybe a bit of creme fraiche or yoghurt?

Pin It


  1. Yummmm. I haven't had French Toast in forever!

  2. In Flanders we do something very similar but more an every day version: beat egg with milk, soak (old) bread in the mix, fry up with some butter and serve hot with luvverly (Belgian) brown sugar. Great way to reclaim some bread you would not eat otherwise.