Sourdough Cinnamon French Toast with Caramelised Apples

We had our wonderful wedding day on August 1st and it was incredible! Food was a big focus for our wedding and there will be lots more on that another day. Today is a recipe day.

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 15.00.56We were lucky enough to receive some fabulous wedding gifts from our lovely friends and family. One of the gifts was a day’s bread baking course from two of our lovely friends, of which I will write a full post in the coming weeks- what a cool gift, especially for a baking nerd like me! In the mean time, I am spending most of this week trying to use up all the delicious breads we baked on the day.

This mornings breakfast evolved basically through my need to use up some sourdough and my craving for apples! Enjoy!

Sourdough Cinnamon French Toast with Caramelised Apples:

Serves 1

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  • 2 slices of stale sourdough bread
  • 1 whole medium egg
  • Approx 50ml milk
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 10g butter
  • 20g caster sugar
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: Yoghurt, Maple Syrup, Golden Syrup…The options are endless!
  1. Beat the egg slightly in a wide bowl or plate (wide enough to fit your bread). Whisk in the milk until you have a pale creamy mixture.
  2. Soak your slices of sourdough in the egg mixture on one side.
  3. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat. Melt the butter until it froths and add the lemon juice and 10g of the caster sugar. Turn over your bread in the egg mixture so that the other side can soak up the egg mix.
  4. Lay slices of apple in the frying pan and cook over a low to medium heat (dont turn up the heat too much or the caramel will burn.) Once the apples have browned and softened slightly, turn them over and continue to cook.
  5. Remove the apples from the pan but keep the residual butter. Lay the slices of egg soaked bread in the frying pan and cook over a medium heat.
  6. Once the bottom is nicely browned and the egg mixture has set, turn the slices of bread to toast the other side. While his is browning, mix the cinnamon with the remaining sugar.
  7. Remove the toast from the pan to a plate. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar and top with the caramelised apples. I also topped it with a little fresh apple.
  8. You can finish it off with yoghurt, maple syrup or anything else you fancy.

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