You’ll need eggs, milk, bread (it’s a great way to use up stale bread) sugar, cinnamon and fruit (optional)…it’s also really good made with brioche, like this version below that I had in a cafe in New Zealand recently. The combination of blubbery compote, poached rhubarb, apple, pistachio nuts, marcapone and maple syrup was gorgeous.
But if you just have a loaf of plain old bread you can still make a decent version at home. I keep a jar of cinnamon sugar in the pantry, just mix a teaspoon of ground cinnamon into a cup of refined white sugar and store in an airtight jar. If you have a cinnamon stick you can leave this in the jar also.
- Bread or brioche
- Maple syrup (optional)
The quantity of ingredients required will depend on how many slices of toast you want to make. Start off with two eggs in a flat dish, the dish needs to be shallow and wide enough to fit a slice of bread in.
Whisk the eggs with a splash of milk, it should be the colour of butter, with the egg throughly mixed (or you’ll end up with scrambled egg bread).Now soak the bread in the eggy mixture, not for too long. It needs to soak through but shouldn’t be dripping off the bread.Melt some butter in a frying pan.
Now gently fry the bread on a medium heat, make sure it’s golden brown and then flip it over. While the second slice is cooking, prepare your plate. I like a small selection of fresh fruit with a drizzle of maple syrup…Sprinkle the bread with the cinnamon sugar when you have transferred it to the plate and serve – delicious ☺️