The Ultimate French Toast

November 26, 2014

When I was a child my parents took me to America. On the flight we were provided with headphones to listen to music and I remember listening to “Don’t go breaking my heart” by Elton John and Kiki Dee. The songs were on repeat and I must have listened to it hundreds of times. Arriving in New York we got a cab to our hotel and I was taken by the hustle and bustle of the city. I have some black and white photos of the time which still bring back memories. As kids we were impressed by the number of television channels that were on the tv, at the time we only had three channels in the UK. Even better the kids programmes were on all night, due to jet lag we were up at some ungodly hour watching cartoons on telly. The next morning our parents took us to an American coffee house for breakfast. The menu was amazing, pancakes smothered in maple syrup, hash browns, crispy bacon and many other dishes. You even had to specify how you wanted your eggs, sunny side up, over easy, it was like a whole new language. It was here I first encountered French Toast.

French-toastThere is something comforting about French toast,  thick slices of bread dipped in a mixture of egg and cream, sprinkled with cinnamon and covered in maple syrup. It can be eaten for breakfast or as a late Supper snack. Eating it makes you feel decadent and pampered.  When Warburtons sent me a hamper which included their new range of special loaves the first thing that came to my mind to make was French toast.

WarburtonsThere are four loaves in Warburtons new 400g range, Old English White, Malted Grain and Seeds, Wholegrain and Oat and Honey Wheat. They are available in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose for RRP £1.39. The Old English White was perfect for making French Toast and the bananas and blueberries made a great accompaniment. The other loaves are ideal for making sandwiches, I particularity liked the Honey Wheat which had a sweet note to it.

Warburtons special loavesWarburtons Old English White was perfect for French toast. It sopped up the cream and egg mixture perfectly and tasted delicious sprinkled with cinnamon and maple syrup. The perfect comfort food on a cold evening with a cup of tea.French toast

French Toast Recipe

French Toast

Author Alison


  • white bread 2 slices per person
  • 2 eggs per two slice of bread
  • 50 ml cream per 2 slices of bread
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • maple syrup


  • Mix together together the eggs and the cream.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the egg and cream mixture until both sides are covered
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan
  • Gently fry the bread until both sides are golden
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with maple syrup


Serve with chopped banana and blueberries for the ultimate French toast

I was sent a hamper including Warburtons loaves in return for an honest review.

8 responses to “The Ultimate French Toast”

  1. jenny paulin says:

    i have made french toast for my two boys a few times but they refuse to eat it! which is just crazy, i know! I must try again as seeing your recipe has made me think i could try it for a weekend breakfast!
    i will look out for these new loaves too x

  2. I love french toast. it’s just such a classic comfort breakfast.
    Also, I didn’t know that Warburtons did a honey wheat bread. I am going to get some of that!

  3. Galina V says:

    I haven’t tried new Warburtons yet, will keep an eye on a new range. French toast for breakfast, yum!

  4. Chris says:

    Yes, this is a lovely thing to have at any time. I should have one soon.

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