Cinnamon French toast

Cinnamon French toast
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

There’s something instantly comforting about egg-soaked and sugar-dusted bread toasted until golden and crisp. Making a quick flavoured butter packed with cinnamon’s gentle warmth really takes this French toast up a notch – it’s a real weekend treat.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
445kcals
Fat
26g (14g saturated)
Protein
10g
Carbohydrates
42g (18g sugars)
Fibre
1.3g
Salt
0.7g
Calories
445kcals
Fat
26g (14g saturated)
Protein
10g
Carbohydrates
42g (18g sugars)
Fibre
1.3g
Salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 70g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to fry and serve
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 8 thick slices stale brioche or white bread
  • Maple syrup or icing sugar to serve

Method

  1. Put the softened butter in a bowl and mix in the cinnamon, a pinch of salt and half the sugar until all combined. In a shallow wide bowl or tray, whisk the milk, eggs, remaining 1 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt together until smooth. Spread one side of each slice of bread with a good layer of the cinnamon butter, then soak each slice in the milk mixture for 1-2 minutes on each side. Transfer butter-side up to a wire rack set over a tray to catch the drips.
  2. a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. Once melted, add a few of the soaked bread slices butter-side up to the pan and cook for 4-6 minutes until crisp on the base. Turn over and cook for another 3 4 minutes. Repeat until all the bread is cooked. Serve sprinkled with icing sugar or add a little more butter and drizzle over some maple syrup.

delicious. tips

  1. This is a great way to use up stale bread that would otherwise go to waste. It will work with brown bread too – it’ll just have a nuttier flavour.

Recipe By

Emily Gussin

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