I’m a sucker for a bit of French Toast on a Saturday Morning. Simple and satisfying, it’s something I tend to whip up when I fancy eating something a bit special on the weekend, but can’t be bothered to put in the arm work. I like to use brioche bread when I make mine, whisk some cinnamon into the mix and egg mix before I dunk, and then sprinkle with plenty of powdered sugar. Buuuuuut, the classic cinnamon and powdered sugar combo can get a boring after a while. So, if you fancy trying something a bit different, here are four ways to mix things up and make your French Toast a lil’ bit extra.
1. Go Savoury
French Toast doesn’t HAVE to be a sweet thang. Instead of the cinnamon and powdered sugar, mix it up with some paprika, chopped chives and hot sauce instead. There are plenty of toppings you could try with this one; add some bacon, mushrooms, cheese, roasted tomatos… the possibilities are endless.
2. Stuff it/Sandwich it
Instead of just dunking one slice of bread or brioche, why not dunk two at a time with something tasty sandwiched between? Again, the possibilities are endless with this one; I like making a bit of Bakewell Tart flavoured one by sandwiching jam and almond butter together and topping it off with some flaked almonds and dried cherries. You could sandwich them with peanut butter, nutella, or you could even go savoury with cheese. Yum!
3. Batter it
This is genius. Once you’ve dunked your french toast into the milk and egg mix, add a crunchy coating by dunking it in a bowl full of crushed cereal. The result is essentially battered French Toast – how awesome is that? I like to use Frosties, but you could literally use any cereal you fancy. Coco Pops? Go for it. Cheerios? Why the hell not?!
4. Top it
Another really easy way to play around with your French Toast is to top it off with something special. You could use strawberries, or smashed avocado on savoury ones, but personally I love me some grilled peaches, praline and a hefty blob of whipped cream.
What’s your favourite French Toast recipe? Let me know in the comments! Have a fab weekend you guys! 🙂