French toast

Silky, sweet and swimming in syrup - French toast is the ideal breakfast when you have a little extra time.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Tender and sweet French toast makes for a quick and easy yet decadent weekend breakfast. For best results use real maple syrup, and if you like, serve it topped with fresh blueberries.


French toast
  • 4 eggs ½ cup (125ml) pouring cream
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 100 gram (3 ounces) butter, melted
  • 8 thick slices white bread (360g)
  • 2 tablespoon icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup


French toast
  • 1
    Whisk eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk in cream, milk, cinnamon and sugar.
  • 2
    Heat a quarter of the butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Dip two bread slices into egg mixture, one at a time; cook bread about 1 minute each side or until browned on both sides. Remove french toast from pan; cover to keep warm.
  • 3
    Repeat step 2 to make a total of eight french toasts.
  • 4
    Serve toasts dusted with sifted icing sugar and drizzled with maple syrup.


You could also use slices of brioche or panettone instead of white bread.

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