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The breakfast edition: Fancy French Toast

April 15, 2018

Recently as you may already be aware (it’s pretty hard to miss if you follow me on any social channels), i’ve been a tiny bit obsessed with pancakes.

If i’ve been out anywhere for breakfast in the last few months and they’ve had pancakes on the menu it’s been a no brainer for me.

I’ve also been making quite a few batches at the weekends and even taking some to work. Fluffy American Pancakes as a treat and the weekend and Banana Pancakes during the week.

Basically it’s been a couple month pancake binge and I have loved every second of it.

This weekend however, I decided to branch out. At the moment we’re on a bit of a spending ban so as much as the inner breakfast lover in me wanted to venture out into Cambridge on another pancake expedition, I decided we’d stay in and cook something delicious at home.

I really enjoy cooking. It gives me the chance to experiment and of course, take 100’s of photos.

Being a very indecisive person can come with it’s difficulties when deciding on breakfast options, but when I spied this photo on Instagram my mind was made.


By the way, if you don’t follow @sweetmondayblog on Instagram and you’re a fellow foodie or lifestyle lover you totally should.

My first experience of French Toast was actually when I was at guide camp as a little girl. I remember thinking the idea was a little strange…putting sugar on eggy bread surely couldn’t work?

Actually, it was simply delicious.

This weekend I made my own variation of eggy bread, or Fancy French Toast as i’m renaming it, which I think is a slight step up from the guide camp special.

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The Recipe

Serves Two



  1. Whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla essence in a bowl big enough to dip your bread in.
  2. Cover each side of your slices of bread in the mixture. It works best if you dip the bread in on one side, then flip to over to coat the other. You want the bread to be soft but not too much so it falls apart.
  3. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan until sizzling.
  4. Fry each side of your slices of bread for five minutes a side, ensuring they’re golden brown and little crisp.
  5. Pile up, pour on your toppings and voila! Breakfast is served.

What I love about this recipe is the simplicity and affordability.

You’ll most likely be left with mixture left over, which is perfect because after the first batch I guarantee you’ll be wanting more.

What are your favourite toppings for French Toast? I definitely think i’ll be trying some more variations, so let me know!

Esther xo

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15 responses to “The breakfast edition: Fancy French Toast”

  1. Please be my personal chef!

  2. Laura says:

    I’ve never thought to make French toast at home but I absolutely love it! Also your photos are so pretty – I definitely want to make this sometime soon!! Xx

  3. Actually this recipe is super easy and simple ..
    I’m a bit of lazy in terms of cooking , so always look for recipes like this ….Will definitely try this out …

  4. I’ve never had French Toast before, I actually didn’t realise just how easy it was to make but maybe I’m just very naive.. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m definitely going to treat myself and give it a go this weekend!

  5. Looks delish! I always wondered how it was made 😊

  6. I’m not one for trying recipes but this is one I DEFINITELY want to attempt! It looks so delicious! x

    Lucy |

  7. this looks so delicious,it’s been a while since I did frensh toast,I should give this a go

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