You can’t get more autumnal than making French toast for breakfast on a cold, misty morning
Simple is best
It’s not even 9am on a Saturday morning today as I sit here typing.
I didn’t actually even want to be up before 9am this morning on a Saturday.
But I was up, on a Saturday, at 9am (get the message yet? :)) because at 5am, I was woken up by what I was convinced was a heated conversation taking place downstairs in my living room.
The first thing I thought was, why’s my husband up at 5am on a Saturday when I have to practically drag him out of bed most mornings? And secondly, who the hell is he speaking to at 5am in the morning in our house???
Turns out I did hear voices (no imaginary ones in my head yet, phew!) but they were the not-so-dulcet tones of David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Jake Humphrey arguing (again) before the qualifying of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Grand Prix! I’m gutted that for the first time since Singapore joined the circuit, I wasn’t back in Singapore for the F1 as I have been for the last few years. But at 5am in the morning, hmmm….
So instead of enjoying a lovely lie in and catching up on sleep, I found myself sitting up with my husband drinking tea, listening to the qualifying and wishing I was still asleep.
By 8am, our stomachs started rumbling and since I have been up since 5am against my will, I felt we deserved a little treat just to perk up this cold, damp and misty October morning.
There are very few breakfasts I love more than eggy french toast served with crispy bacon and slathered in proper maple syrup. Maple syrup is pure liquid amber gold!
I know it’s super bad and unhealthy and full of calories but sod it, I’ve been up since 5AM!
Anyway, I never planned this as a recipe for thebigfatnoodle but since we made it and it’s something I love, I couldn’t resist snapping some pictures. If you’re just waking up and I’ve made you throw any healthy breakfast intentions out the window as a result of these pictures, I’m really, really sorry. I hope you will be tempted though, it might help lessen my guilt a little… have a lovely weekend!
I feel a bit silly typing up this recipe because I kind of assume everyone knows how to make their own version but here’s the way I make it in case you want to try it.
4 slices of white bread, sliced in half to make triangles (I think just slightly stale bread works best, strangely enough)
3-4 large beaten eggs, I season mine with a pinch of salt and a pinch of soft brown sugar too
You can add few drops of vanilla essence too but I didn’t today
Dip your slices of bread into egg mixture but don’t leave it for too long or else your bread will fall apart
Fry the eggy slices in a knob of butter
Serve with slices of crispy bacon and don’t be stingy with pouring maple syrup over everything!
Lots of love