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Oh wow. I have just discovered French Toast.

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fuzzpig Tue 01-Jan-13 09:08:26

DSD has been making it at home for a while (she was curious after seeing it mentioned so often in US shows) and has just made it for us for New Year's Day breakfast.

Yum! grin

We just had it with a bit of sugar, but I'd love some topping ideas please?

As an aside, can you get cinnamon sugar in England?

Teapot13 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:33:56

I'm American and I had never heard of having it savory!

We do ours with maple syrup -- and put a bit of black pepper on it while it's still in the pan. I think it's good with powdered sugar, too, if you can't get real maple syrup. Some people add the cinnamon to the batter, rather than using cinnamon sugar, but I wouldn't do this together with the black pepper.

Might have to make this this week. . .

BikeRunSki Tue 01-Jan-13 17:06:53

Fuzzpig Yes, because 4 yo DS is a very reluctant eater, but really wants to be a fireman when he grows up. If nothing else, he'll eat his Fireman toast every week.

multipoodles Tue 01-Jan-13 17:00:48

When I was at school we used to make cheese dreams, we thought it was very sophisticated but likely just a lazy meal the teacher thought up! Make yourself cheese sandwiches, cut off crusts, dip in egg and fry. The cheese melts and it was particularly yummy with mature cheddar.

hermioneweasley Tue 01-Jan-13 16:25:32

Another vote for cooking smoked streaky bacon until it is cremated, and then cook the french toast in the bacon fat. Then serve with warm maple syrup.


whimsicalname Tue 01-Jan-13 16:20:15

Make a banana sandwich, then dip in egg and fry. Known as monkey toast in the US. Serve with maple syrup. Bacon optional. Wait quietly for heart attack.

Oh it's lovely.

Just mix some cinnamon and some sugar in a bowl and sprinkle over, or out in one of those shaker things.

I like it as:

plain old eggy bread with mushrooms and HP sauce

French toast with orange juice as well as egg (and cream if any knocking around)

Indian style with chopped chilli and coriander etc

fuzzpig Tue 01-Jan-13 14:09:35

Aww that's sweet, is there a reason for its name? <nosy>

BikeRunSki Tue 01-Jan-13 13:50:38

It's our usual Sunday breakfast, except we call it Fireman Bread.

fuzzpig Tue 01-Jan-13 13:46:26

Wow thanks for all the ideas! smile apologies for the extra calorie intake I've caused by starting this thread grin

nipersvest Tue 01-Jan-13 12:33:10

i don't do it sweet either, salt, pepper and ketchup for me.

mankyscotslass Tue 01-Jan-13 12:28:04

I've just had to make some, I was craving it after this thread. Yum! smile

Hulababy Tue 01-Jan-13 10:27:12

I don't like it sweet. Savoury and just plain old eggy bread - yum!

tittytittyhanghang Tue 01-Jan-13 10:24:53

Good old eggy bread, perfect on its own with a pinch of salt smile

YDdraigGoch Tue 01-Jan-13 10:23:45

I spread marmite on mine - delish.
Also good with bacon, but not averse to a bit of sugar either.

We always cook French toast on Brownie sleepovers. You'd be amazed at how much little girls can get through!

mankyscotslass Tue 01-Jan-13 10:22:00

Shinyshoes1 - the posh name for Eggy Bread.

JaquelineHyOnChristmasSpirit Tue 01-Jan-13 10:21:31

Damn it if DH wasn't making a full roast beef dinner for lunch I would be asking him to do this!

Just have it plain covered in ketchup. Perfection!!

mankyscotslass Tue 01-Jan-13 10:21:18

It's got to be plain with HP sauce.

Or maybe some beans.

With bacon and mushrooms and sausage on the side. <drool>

talkingnonsense Tue 01-Jan-13 10:19:11

I have it with cinnamon, blueberries, raspberries and icing sugar!

Shinyshoes1 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:14:08

What is French toast ? confused

MrsHoarder Tue 01-Jan-13 10:01:33

I spread it with ketchup

FortyFacedFuckers Tue 01-Jan-13 09:58:59

I have sugar with it, everybody else I know has savoury with it and is shocked I have sugar! It's so yummy <goes to make some now> grin

ohfunnyFRANKENface Tue 01-Jan-13 09:52:42

does having maple syrup AND ketchup make me a genius or just weird?

trudolphtherednosedreindeer Tue 01-Jan-13 09:36:28

We have it savoury rather than sweet. Good toddler food smile

I sprinkle some mixed herbs with the egg and kids have with toms and cucumber maybe some tom sauce as a treat. I have hp sauce with mine.

ohfunnyFRANKENface Tue 01-Jan-13 09:33:13

Bacon and maple syrup!!!


DP made me this when he proposed...perfect.

Fairylea Tue 01-Jan-13 09:30:00

I think it's nice for lunch with plain old egg and tomato sauce smile

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