Caramelised apple and orange French Toast
Servings: 4 toasts / 4 slices
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Total: 25 minutes
French toast served with roasted apple slices and orange segments, almond flakes, dates, blueberries and a drizzle of honey.
3 medium eggs
3 tbsp caster sugar (optional)
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
½ tsp vanilla seeds or extract
½ orange finely grated zest
½ lemon finely grated zest
2 tsp plain flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp beurre noisette
4 slices of white bread brioche
1 apple, sliced
1 orange, segmented - keep the juice
1 tbsp honey
For the topping:
Almond flakes, dates (pitted and sliced), blueberries and honey
For cooking: Butter and coconut oil - sugar
1- Make the custard:
In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar and salt. Add the milk, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and lemon. Stir until well combined.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter until obtention of a nice gold “beurre noisette”. Add the beurre noisette to your custard, mix well and set aside.
2- In a small bowl, mix the apple slices and orange segments with the orange juice and honey. Pour into a baking tray and cook into a preheated oven at 180C for 10min.
3- Dip the slices of bread into the custard about 30 seconds on each side.
Melt 1tsp butterl and 1tsp coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan.
Cook on medium heat the bread slices for 2 - 3 minutes on each side or until nicely goldened.
Serve the French Toast with the roasted fruits, some blueberries, almond flakes, dates and a drizzle of honey.
• Flour: To help the bread form a crust
• Coconut oil: To prevent the butter to burn too quickly
• Short soak: Easier to cook
• Bread: Use big slices of a nice bread brioche
• Sugar: Optional - Sprinkle a teaspoon a sugar in the melted butter before cooking for a nice caramelised bread