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French Toast with Smoky Bacon, Berries and Maple Syrup


  • One loaf of sourdough bread, cut into thick slices

  • 4 free range eggs

  • 400 ml cream

  • 2 tablespoons castor sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 12 thick cut rashers thick cut bacon

  • Berries

  • 1 punnet strawberries

  • 1 punnet raspberries

  • 1 punnet blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • A splash of rum (optional)


  • 1.

    Beat eggs, cream, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  • 2.

    Soak each slice of bread, one by one.

  • 3.

    Place onto a lightly oiled grill plate with a medium heat.

  • 4.

    When golden on one side turn over till other side is golden. Grill bacon until crisp.

  • 5.

    Place berries in a bowl.

  • 6.

    Add sugar and rum.

  • 7.

    Stir very gently.

  • To serve:

  • 1.

    Arrange French toast on a platter.

  • 2.

    Cover with bacon.

  • 3.

    Spoon on berries .

  • 4.

    Pour on a generous amount of maple syrup.

  • 5.

    Dust with icing sugar.

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Posted by Rosetta2Report
I am soooo giving this a try :)
Posted by Charlie15Report

I have to try this!
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We made this dish for Xmas breakfast last year for 24 people. It was a huge hit. The combinations on berries, bacon, french toast and maple syrup shouldnt a little weird, but together the tastes were sensational - who would have guessed. A huge hit - we are having a rerun this year.