1.To make berry compote, blend cornflour with water in a small saucepan until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and cook until mixture almost boils and thickens slightly. Set aside.
2.Break eggs into a medium bowl and whisk lightly. Whisk in cream, milk, rind, cinnamon and honey.
3.Heat about a quarter of the butter in medium frying pan. Dip 2 bread slices into egg mixture one at a time. Cook until browned both sides. Remove from pan; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter, bread slices and egg mixture.
4.Sprinkle french toast with sifted icing sugar; serve with warm berry compote.