Lemon French toast with poached plums

Lemon French toast with poached plums

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy


Serves 4

Can be rustled up in a matter of moments using storecupboard ingredients - and a bag of plums

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  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100ml milk
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 slices bread or brioche, cut in half diagonally
  • 50g butter
  • 450g plums, halved and stoned
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream, to serve

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  1. Mix the eggs, milk, lemon zest and 1 tbsp sugar in a shallow dish. Add the bread, then turn in the liquid until well soaked.
  2. Put 2 tbsp sugar and 25g butter in a frying pan, then heat gently until the sugar has melted. Add the plums, then fry until they are softened and the juice is golden brown, about 5 mins. Add the lemon juice, then heat gently to make a light syrup.
  3. Heat the remaining butter in a large non- stick frying pan, then add the slices of bread and fry on each side until golden brown. Put two slices on each plate, sprinkle with the remaining sugar, then spoon over the plums and their juices. Serve as they are or with crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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caroljefferson's picture

superb, hubby and 2 teenage boys polished this off in approx 3 mins, we live in France so great way to use up day old baguette!

twoboots's picture
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I added vanilla and a pinch of salt to the eggs. I used 6 of those brioche rolls, split length ways, this soaked up nearly all the egg mix. I used much less butter, ii poured some of the plumb frying butter into the toast pan and added a little bit more to do the French toast. I think brioche is so rich that you can get away with much less butter to get a nice golden colour.
It didn't need the extra sugar at the end.
My 4 year old wolfed it down with Greek yoghurt.

niccip's picture
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I made these for my parents - didn't have brioche so used stale croissants! Brioche would be better but they were delicious nevertheless!

emily84's picture

Sorry everyone, a stray bit of another recipe had found its way onto the bottom of this one. Have now removed it. Thanks, Emily

sieske's picture

i made this once with apricots, since I didn't have plumbs. It tasted great!! Just divine!!

pevers's picture

Chocolate Monkey Bear - you are right! Where do the greengages and pastry come from?? Apart from that it sounds delicious, gonna try it for breakfast tomorrow as part of my New Years resolution to get fatter ;)

chocolatemonkeybear's picture

Are there two recipes mixed here???

amysimps's picture

Delicious! Fantastic breakfast and very easy.

kalrasunil's picture

Love it. Did not have plums, so i used pears...... i could eat this for breakfast everyday...



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