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Eggy bread, pain perdu or French toast – this classic breakfast dish has plenty of names and just as many options for toppings. We like it with fresh berries

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 15 mins
    plus soaking
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 401
  • Carbohydrates 26
  • Saturated Fat 12
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 9
  • Fat 29
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.8

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 401
  • Carbohydrates 26
  • Saturated Fat 12
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 9
  • Fat 29
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.8

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 80ml whole milk
  • 40ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 thick slices brioche
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • icing sugar and fresh berries, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Lay the brioche slices in a single layer in a shallow dish and pour the egg mixture over them. Allow to soak for 2-3 mins, then carefully turn over and soak for 2 mins more.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil and butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until foaming. Carefully lift 2 slices of the soaked brioche out of the dish and add to the frying pan. Fry for 3 mins on each side, until golden and crisp, then place on a wire rack over a baking tray in a warm oven while you repeat with the remaining slices.

  3. Serve dusted in icing sugar and scattered with fresh berries, if you like.

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