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French toast

Impress one and all with this café style breakfast. And, it’s a great way of using up stale bread!
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon margarine or oil for cooking
  • 8 slices stale bread
  1. 1. In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla essence.
  2. 2. Heat the margarine or oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  3. 3. Dip bread one piece at a time into egg mixture. Coat both sides well.
  4. 4. Put bread in hot pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. You should be able to cook 2 or 3 pieces at a time depending on the size of your pan.
  5. 5. Repeat with remaining slices of bread (add a little more margarine or oil if needed between batches).
  6. 6. Serve warm with fresh or tinned fruit and a spoonful of yoghurt, or with sliced banana, strawberries and runny honey. For a special treat, serve with sliced banana and lean crispy bacon.
You can use up any leftover bread for this recipe. Try sliced French bread, fruit loaf or multigrain bread for something different.