French toast for two, a deliciously sweet way to start any day. Also the only thing my wife has ever said is better than pancakes. You know what? She isn’t wrong either.
So right now, our children are really young. Constance is nearly 4 and Theodore is nearly 2. Mornings are horrendously busy and let’s face it the thing that suffers breakfast. Toast or cereal is fine. Of course it is! But there isn’t anything better than taking time out to cook something just once in a while and taking some time to just enjoy starting your day with delicious food.
Yesterday I saw a packet of brioche bread slices in the reduced section of our local Waitrose. It had a display until date of that day and was reduced to something stupid like 25p for the whole loaf. We’d also had a load of fresh fruit and veg delivered that morning from the local guys on Salisbury market. Massive punnets of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and heaps more. So I grabbed the brioche loaf and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. French toast for two!
French toast is definitely a favourite of mine but I don’t cook it often. I remember my Mum introducing it to me years ago. It may have even been my first proper introduction to maple syrup? I was hooked. This breakfast became the go to whenever I stayed at hotels (second only to eggs benedict) or fancied a sweeter option for brunch with a friend.
What is French Toast for Two?
Eggy bread, Pain Purdu or just French toast? It’s a breakfast of many names and many more options of toppings. This recipe makes the perfect amount for two people. Great for parents who just need a change to the morning routine!
Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!
French Toast for Two
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
- 1 tspn Vanilla bean paste (can use essence but not as nice)
- 1/2 tspn Cinnamon power
- 75 ml Whole Milk
- 75 ml Single cream
- 6 slices Brioche bread
- 20 g Salted butter for frying
- Icing sugar for dusting
- Maple Syrup for drizzling
- Fresh fruit
- Heat a large frying pan over a medium low heat
- In a large bowl mix together the eggs, sugar, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon, salt , whole milk and single cream. Don’t over whisk this, just a loose combination is great.
- Add your butter to the frying pan and spread all over the pan
- Whilst the butter melts dip your slices of brioche in your cream mix. You don’t want to over soak the bread just an in, turn and out! Add flat straight to the frying pan. Do this a portion at a time, so In this instance, 3 slices in the pan at any time.
- Cook for 1 min each side or until each side is golden brown.
- Place in the centre of a large plate. Add your berries,sprinkle with icing sugar and drizzle maple syrup to your hearts content.