CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST WITH BERRIES, CREAM AND MAPLE SYRUP (adapted from Just A Taste)
8 slices bread (thick cut is the best-day old bread or bread that is turning stale is also good as it absorbs more liquid)
4 large eggs
1 cup thickened or heavy cream
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence
butter to cook
maple syrup, berries and cream to serve
Cut each slice of bread into four even fingers.
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until broken down. Then add the cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla and whisk again to incorporate. Dip each of the bread fingers into this egg mixture, until it is well coated on all sides and saturated. Place these drenched bread sticks on a large plate and continue until all are processed.
Heat the butter in a fry pan and cook each of the bread sticks until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, berries and cream if desired.