Is there anything better on a lazy Saturday morning than French toast for breakfast? How about French toast that takes a mere five minutes to prepare?
My French toast recipe is simple and easy to make. Serve it with leftover berries or get adventurous with whatever combination of toppings you prefer. Some of my favourites include Nutella and banana, peanut butter and strawberry jam, fresh lemon juice and sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup and vanilla sugar. For those of you who prefer savoury to sweet I’d recommend Marmite with cheddar cheese on top or with a fried egg and a slice or two of bacon (never tried that myself but it sure does smell good).
French toast recipe for two
- Four slices of challah
- Two eggs
- One tablespoon of oil
- One teaspoon caster sugar
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
Slice four thick slices of challah, or any other white bread going spare. Brioche works well as does anything that has turned stale.
In a wide shallow bowl hand whisk two eggs with a teaspoon of sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Soak a slice of challah in the eggy mixture on both sides. Repeat for the last three slices.
Heat one tablespoon of oil on a high heat in a frying pan. I like to use rapeseed oil but it doesn’t matter too much – just stay away from oils with a heavy flavour like olive oil. Carefully place each slice of challah in the pan, turning after two minutes.
When the challah is looking golden brown plate up. Top the French toast with berries and drizzle with honey. Serve warm.
I grew up with eggy bread and only heard it described as French toast when I started to see it appear on breakfast menus. Since then I’ve discovered new ways to make French toast, including Smitten Kitchen’s boozy french toast recipe.