Following a recent brunch date with my best friend, QJ - I was inspired to create what we ate at home. The place where we ate was a fabulous restaurant in Edinburgh called Mimi's bakehouse which serves the most amazing food. The platefuls QJ and I had were enormous, two huge wedges of french toast with several rashers of salty bacon and swimming in maple syrup - it was first class food and company!
So here is my homemade version and it holds up not too bad against the original. This is very easy and really enhances a lazy weekend morning.
I have to dedicate this one to QJ - my long time partner in food, drink and devotion to teen book/film sagas....!
4 tablespoons of butter
A splash of milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 slices of bread
4 rashers of grilled bacon
Maple syrup to serve
Heat two tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan.
Mix the eggs, milk and cinnamon on a plate and dip the bread in it then put it in the frying pan (you should be able to do 2 at a time).
Once the bread is golden and crispy put it on a plate with the bacon rashers on top and maple syrup poured over.
If you want an alternative french toast recipe, try it with cherry basil compote.