Now I know all of y’all are super excited for Christmas eats. Glazed hams, roast turkeys, chocolates as far as the eye can see! But you know what meal everyone seems to neglect during the holiday season? Breakfast. Sure, you might still serve yourself up a big ol’ plate of bacon and eggs, but you’re not really getting the most out of the season if you’re not making every meal a little bit festive!
This is your sweeter version of French Toast. It’s light and fluffy on the inside and crisp and crunchy on the outside, but with an unexpected sweetness you don’t normally find that early in the day. The ‘noggy’ flavour isn’t too overpowering, so even if the nog ain’t your speed, you still can get on board with this breakfast. Serve with berries and maple syrup or go the whole hog and serve with an iced cold glass of eggnog! Nothing like getting a carried away this time of year!
I do have one caveat on this recipe: please, please - promise me you will use some good quality, thick, crusty bread. This is serious guys. Your average sliced white is not gonna cut it I’m afraid. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just thickly sliced and the crustier the better. Trust me, this one thing makes a world of difference! You wont regret it.
- 1 cup of eggnog
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 8 slices of thick, crusty bread
- Toppings to serve (ie: icing sugar, maple syrup, berries)
- Place the eggnog, eggs, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Pour into a wide, shallow dish.
- Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. While the butter melts, place 2 slices of bread into the eggnog mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Turn over and soak the opposite side. Make sure both sides are well covered.
- Shake off any excess and place directly into the frying pan, pushing down with a spatula to ensure that the heat is touching the whole piece. Cook each side for around 3-4 minutes or until the bread is brown and toasted. (The surface of the toast should be crisp but not burned - you may need extra time if you are using particularly thick slices)
- Repeat the above steps until all slices of bread have been toasted. Place cooked pieces in a low oven to keep warm until you are ready to serve.
- To serve, dust with a generous coating of icing sugar. Top with berries and maple syrup if desired or serve plain,with butter.