Eggy Bread
Eggy Bread

Eggy Bread


March 24, 2012

... or French Toast as some people call it! This is a popular breakfast in our house as it doesn't take too long to cook, particularly if you cook about four at a time.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • 10 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

  • Yields: 10 Slices


10 slices of bread (preferably wholemeal)

8/9 eggs (depending on how absorbent your bread is!)

a little pepper for seasoning

a few knobs of butter


Cut the crusts off about 10 slices of bread (preferably wholemeal)

Beat the eggs

Season the eggs with a little pepper

Pour the beaten egg into a shallow dish

Lay four slices of the bread in the eggs side by side to absorb the mixture

After a few minutes, turn the bread over

Meanwhile, melt a knob of butter in a large frying pan

When the butter is melted, fry the four slices of bread (depending on the size of the pan) until golden brown on both sides

Serve and enjoy hot

Melt another small knob of butter and cook the next batch

The kids can do nearly everything here. They love cutting the crusts off the bread, cracking the eggs into the bowl and then beating the eggs. They can even break up the crusts and help throw them outside for the birds.

This might seem strange but make sure you ventilate the kitchen while you're cooking these as they really make your clothing smell of eggy bread (It's a nice reminder of breakfast that lasts all day!!)


Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall suggests serving his honey-baked rhubarb recipe with french toast. We haven't tried it yet as the kids keep eating the baked rhubarb before we get a chance to try it with the eggy bread.



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