French toast on plate with fresh berries, syrup and icing sugar

French toast

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins plus soaking

Easy

Serves 4

Eggy bread, pain perdu or French toast – this classic breakfast dish has plenty of names and just as many options for toppings. We like it with fresh berries

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal401
  • fat29g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 80ml whole milk
  • 40ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

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    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 4 thick slices brioche
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • icing sugar and fresh berries, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Lay the brioche slices in a single layer in a shallow dish and pour the egg mixture over them. Allow to soak for 2-3 mins, then carefully turn over and soak for 2 mins more.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil and butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until foaming. Carefully lift 2 slices of the soaked brioche out of the dish and add to the frying pan. Fry for 3 mins on each side, until golden and crisp, then place on a wire rack over a baking tray in a warm oven while you repeat with the remaining slices.

  3. Serve dusted in icing sugar and scattered with fresh berries, if you like.

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Nderang'ndo Mandeki's picture
Nderang'nd...
17th Jul, 2018
4.05
Came out nice. Instead of sprinkling icing sugar at the end, I mixed normal sugar in the mixture. Very filing as well. I like it.
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