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May 15, 2011

The days roll on monotonously, the sprawl of notes, paper and folders spreads and occasionally an exams interjects. I am glad of the bright mornings and the useless blinds in my room, which mean I am woken up early every morning; but sometimes, with only a day of revision ahead, its not quite enough. Those days call for a better breakfast.

When I came across this baked french toast recipe at Smitten Kitchen I knew I had to try it, it had never occurred to me to bake french toast before, or even to leave the bread soaking longer than a couple of minutes. So I did it properly, soaking bread overnight in beaten egg, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and the tiniest touch of sugar. Then once they were baked sprinkling a little sugar on top and caramelising it under the grill. Sprinkled with strawberries and drizzled with maple syrup the french toast was good, very good, though maybe a little overcooked, it had dried out a tiny bit more than I might of liked. I feel that maybe adding a little more sugar to the mix and leaving off the maple syrup would have good, the maple syrup didn’t quite work in the same way it does with my usual french toast.

For a more exciting breakfast on a weekday morning.

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