Think I've mentioned before Eggy Bread to me, French Toast to you :) was a bit of a staple in our house growing up. It was a favourite after school snack, hot off the pan with some ketchup on the side...still my favourite way to eat it ! It was probably one of the first things I learned to cook. Have to say I love breakfast and going out for breakfast/brunch because you can get lots of GF options and you get to mix sweet and savoury at the one time and there's no real rules ! Being stuck inside makes us appreciate the things we miss and often take for granted so this weekend I decided to whip up my own brunch café style (or at least I think it was).
I used my own homemade bread for this as I ended up making a bread that turned out to be delicious and perfect for this recipe but was a bit of an accidental recipe. You can use any kind of GF bread for this recipe..no judgement here !
For the Bread;
300gm gluten free self raising flour
1 tsp bread soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
230ml milk (use any kind you like)
1 tsp honey
French Toast/Eggy Bread Mix (if you want to make more just double the ingredients);
1/4 cup milk (any kind you like, I used Almond for some extra sweetness)
4 slices bread
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Blueberries (or any type of berries, banana is also good. I buy and use frozen berries at this time of year (winter and spring) as still not in season so more affordable and versatile)
Maple Syrup and icing sugar for decoration (honey or agave syrup is also grand).
Bit of oil for the pan.
For the bread;
Preheat the oven to 220C. You'll need a 2lb loaf/9 inch tin greased or lined with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and combine with dry ingredients. You will end up with a batter like mixture. Pour your mixture into prepared loaf tin and pop in the oven for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes turn the temperature down to 200C and bake for a further for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave bread to cool fully.
OR remove 4 slices of bread from the packet...no baking required :)
And the rest;
Beat eggs with the milk. Add salt and pepper and cinnamon if you're using it.
Add a tablespoon of oil to a non stick frying pan, medium heat. While the pan is heating up toss your slices of bread in the egg mixture, press them into the mixture to ensure it soaks right through.
Fry the bread for 2/3 minutes on each side until nice and golden brown and cooked in the middle.
Remove from the pan onto a plate, throw your berries on top, drizzle with maple syrup or whatever syrup you like and sprinkle with icing sugar.
Sit yourself down with a nice cuppa and enjoy !