Warm and comforting french toast drizzled with maple syrup

‘The one’ has been away on a business trip to Moscow. I always miss his company when he is away so I thought I would cook up a storm for his homecoming. I just wanted to gently remind him what he has missed – my cooking. He is due to step in the front door at 7am. So, what better for a welcome home breakfast than french toast lightly dusted with cinnamon sugar and topped with macerated strawberries. Surely the way to a man’s heart?

Take 8 fresh eggs

2/3rds of a cup of cream

and 2/3rds of a cup of milk

Put them all in a bowl…

And whisk.

Place 1/2 cup of caster sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a seperate dish

Mix to combine and set aside.

Take a slice of bread (I used fruit loaf) and soak it in the egg mixture until coated.

In the meantime, melt some butter in a frypan.

Cook the bread in the pan until golden. Approximately two minutes each side.

Golden and ready for dusting.

Toss in sugar mixture to coat. Then give the bread a shake to remove any excess.

Take a punnet of ruby red strawberries, wash and drain them.

Slice and sprinkle them with caster sugar. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar. Allow them to sit and soak up the sugary sweetness until you are ready to decorate the french toast.

Once the french toast has been lightly dusted with the cinnamon sugar, place the bread on a plate. Decorate with the plump, macerated strawberries and lightly drizzle with maple syrup. Watch his eyes light up as you serve this to your loved one. I hope it works for you too!

The egg mixture and the sugar mix are enough to make up to 16 slices of toast. If this is too much for your family – by all means halve the recipe. Beaucoup d’amour.

Warm and comforting french toast drizzled with maple syrup