French toast

Easy weekend brekkie I always have the best of intentions to use everything in my fridge and not throw out food. Too often I'll discover limp lettuce, slimy herbs and squishy tomatoes in my crisper.  On Sunday morning I hesitated before throwing out half a loaf of very hard bread.  Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I remembered that old bread can be very handy when it comes to making French toast.  Ingredients: Old bread, three eggs, 2/3 cup milk, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar (I used white sugar, but you could use caster sugar) maple syrup, strawberries/banana to serve.  Method: Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar. Soak your thickly sliced bread in the mixture and then gently shake off any excess liquid. Heat your frypan over medium heat with a chunk of butter. Lightly toast both sides of the bread in the pan. Serve while still warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and sliced fruit on top. If you have icing sugar you could sprinkle some over the toast too! Success rate: Three out of four family members loved the French toast. My youngest (and fussiest) eater was happy to stick with her Coco pops! 

Easy weekend brekkie

I always have the best of intentions to use everything in my fridge and not throw out food.

Too often I'll discover limp lettuce, slimy herbs and squishy tomatoes in my crisper. 

On Sunday morning I hesitated before throwing out half a loaf of very hard bread.  Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I remembered that old bread can be very handy when it comes to making French toast. 

Ingredients: Old bread, three eggs, 2/3 cup milk, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar (I used white sugar, but you could use caster sugar) maple syrup, strawberries/banana to serve. 

Method: Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar. Soak your thickly sliced bread in the mixture and then gently shake off any excess liquid. Heat your frypan over medium heat with a chunk of butter. Lightly toast both sides of the bread in the pan. Serve while still warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and sliced fruit on top. If you have icing sugar you could sprinkle some over the toast too!

Success rate: Three out of four family members loved the French toast. My youngest (and fussiest) eater was happy to stick with her Coco pops!