Whilst we adore all breakfast foods equally, we regard french toast as an extra special treat simply because we so rarely make it for ourselves at home, even though it’s really quite simple! This recipe combines our favourite eggy bread with some of summer’s best fruit for a truly delicious breakfast.
You will need:
- Brioche loaf
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup cream or full fat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 pineapple
- handful of strawberries
- 1 small ripe pear
- 1 or 2 tbsp’s maple syrup
In a large shallow dish or tray, combine the eggs, milk or cream (or a mix of both), vanilla, spices and salt and whisk together. Slice your brioche loaf into thick slices, about an inch thick is perfect and place into the egg mixture, flipping over after about two minutes.
Begin prepping your fruit, wash and slice however you like. We went with little julienne style slices (mainly to pass the time whilst our french toast was cooking) that let all the juices out of the fruit so they mingle together to form a tasty fruit syrup. Place your chopped fruit into a bowl with a few tablespoons of maple syrup and stir so the flavours combine and things get extra juicy.
After the four or five minutes soaking up all of that delicious creamy egg mixture you can place a pan on medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter. Once melted add the bread and fry until golden brown – about three minutes per side.
Once ready to serve simply pile high with fruit and any extra syrup, or even slice your toast horizontal and stuff them with the fruit and maybe a little extra whipped cream… because why not.
How do you like your french toast?