There are many names for french toast; there’s eggy bread, gypsy toast and omelette bread, but I think each has its subtle differences. For me this recipe is more French (maybe Canadian) toast due to the vanilla and cinnamon.


Kitchen equipment required

  • 1 frying pans (large if you can)
  • A mini mixing bowl
  • A flat plate
  • A whisk or fork
  • A spatula


  • 2 minutes preparation
  • 3-4 minutes soaking
  • 6-8 minutes to cook


French toast Ingredients (for one person)

  • 2 slices of fresh bread (I used packaged this time)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of white sugar
  • Vanilla flavouring
  • Splash  of milk
  • Knob of butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  1. IMG_2667Break the two eggs in to the mixing bowl, add a splash of milk (about double that you would for a cup of tea), add the sugar, 4 drops of vanilla and cinnamon (as you require), then whisk for about a minute.
  2. Poor half of the egg mix on to the plate and place the bread on top of the egg mix so that it starts to soak up, now pour the other half of the egg mix on top of the bread slices.IMG_2668
  3. If you’re using a smaller plate (like mine) you can either use two plates or just turn and twist the slices a few times ensuring each part gets to soak some egg.
  4. Whilst the egg is soaking up, put the frying pan on a medium heat, add a little oil and the knob of butter (the oil is to stop the butter burning).
  5. With the egg mix soaking and the butter melted IMG_2669place the egg soaked slices into the pan, pour any excess egg on top of the slices.
  6. You need to keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not burning, they should be golden brown before you turn them.

    Tip: Whilst they are cooking I pop my serving plate into the microwave and heat for approx 45 seconds.  Or if you’ve made a cup of tea to go with your scrumptious brunch just pour some hot water on the plate and tip off before you server.


  7. Once they are golden and fluffy serve on to the warmed plate, make some slight cuts in the bread before topping with as much maple syrup as you desire.
  8. Grab that mug of tea, and orange juice and take all three back to bed,now that’s my kind of lazy sunday morning brunch.

Sadly I forgot to take the picture of it plated, I was too interested in getting back to bed to eat it.