Looks fancy, tastes absolutely delicious, and is incredibly easy to make.
French toast is one of those “posh” breakfast items that you think will take too long to make, but really – I just made 8 rounds in 5 minutes (minus the clean up – which I’m going to do after I’ve finished this post).
I first had French toast when I went to stay with my fathers’ friends, in Wisconsin, USA, and it was sublime! However, when I got home, I couldn’t remember exactly how my host made it, so I winged it… It worked out well, because now it’s a family favourite – even Donut (aged 2) has just wolfed down two slices!
3 large eggs
A good splash of milk (whole / full fat milk is best)
White bread (this recipe accounts for 8 slices)
Sweet mixed spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, mace, allspice, etc. – readily available in supermarkets, such as Asda, Tesco, etc.)
Coconut oil – for frying
Toppings – golden syrup, honey, seasonal fruit, icing / powdered sugar…
- Mix the eggs, milk, and a good shaking of the mixed spice in a bowl – ensure the bowl is big enough to fit a slice of bread, without bending it.
- Heat the coconut oil over a medium to high heat, in a frying pan.
- Place a single slice of bread in the egg mixture, and turn it over – make sure the round of bread is fully covered.
- Add the egg-mix covered bread to the frying pan, and give an extra little shake of the mixed spice. Leave for 30 seconds or so, then turn it over – repeat the process by adding another little shaking of the mixed spice. After another 30 seconds, turn the bread over for one final couple of seconds – just to allow the second shaking of mixed spice “cook” a little.
- Repeat the process with as many rounds of bread you can…
- Serve with a helping of syrup or honey, fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or icing / powdered sugar.
- Best enjoyed hot / warm, although, rather lush cold too, ha ha.