Seasonal fruit and toasted pistachios top off this otherwise traditional favourite. Picture / Babiche Martens

Classic French Toast

Treat yourself or a special someone with this time-honoured breakfast

You should never overcomplicate a good thing, and the same goes for this French toast recipe. Mascarpone and chopped pistachio add a subtle twist to this breakfast favourite.

Serves 2

2 eggs
¼ tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sugar
4 large slices French bread
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup lightly stewed feijoas
½ cup blueberries
½ cup mascarpone
2 Tbsp chopped pistachios
Honey to drizzle

1. Place the eggs into a flattish bowl. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and sugar then whisk with a fork.

2. Dip the bread into the egg. Turn and dip the other side until soaked through. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Place two pieces of bread in the pan and cook for 3 or 4 minutes until golden. Remove and cook remaining two.

3. Place the warm toast on plates with feijoas, blueberries, a dollop of mascarpone and sprinkle with pistachio nuts. Don’t forget a drizzle of honey.

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