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French Toast

Perfect at any time of the year, this French toast recipe is a great alternative to pancakes or waffles. It's also a great money saver, as it uses older bread - so no more throwing away of yesterday's loaf!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian, British, Comfort, European, World
Keyword cream, eggs, French, fry, maple syrup, milkshake, skillet, toasties
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4


  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Whisk
  • Large bowl or baking dish
  • Spatular or lifter


  • 4 Eggs medium
  • 180 ml Milk
  • 10 g Cinnamon ground
  • 8 thick slices of 2-day-old bread
  • 30 g Butter
  • 20 ml Olive oil light
  • Maple syrup; as much as you like


  • In a largish bowl (one big enough to immerse your bread), combine the eggs, milk, and cinnamon, blending/whisking completely (no eggy bits left).
  • Preheat a heavy-based frying pan or skillet, melting the butter and oil together (the butter gives better flavour, and the oil prevents it from burning).
  • While the pan heats, take one slice at a time, immerse the bread into the egg/milk mixture, and leave for 1 minute to absorb some of the mixture.
  • When ready, carefully and quickly transfer the soaked bread from the bowl into the frying pan - do not pour the mixture in, just lift the bread out of the bowl and into the pan.
  • Repeat this process for all the slices of bread, forming a nice stack of 2 slices per serving plate.
  • Dress the slices with fruit, berries go very nicely, and drizzle with maple syrup, serve immediately!