How to make Christmas French Toast

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This delightful Christmas French toast is filled with sweet and warm Cranberry Sauce. Made in a matter of minutes with staple Cupboard Ingredients, this Naughty but Nice breakfast is absolutely delicious! and so easy to make. The perfect festive Breakfast!

What’s so great about French Toast?

French Toast is such a special dish! You really feel like your treating yourself. This recipe in particular is so decadent and elegant, a classy kind of breakfast that I thoroughly enjoy making. Here’s why….

Its Easy– It really is! No technical know how needed, or special equipment, a jug, plate and frying pan is all you need, even beginner bakers could master this dish

Its Quick-Yep, this morning in a matter of minutes, I was snuggled under a blanket next to the fire, with my Cup of tea and Christmas French Toast! Heaven!

Its Affordable- All cupboard staples, most of which you probably already have to hand

Its Utterly Naughty!– Calorie counters look away! Come January ill clean up my act, but right now, its December, the month of indulgence, the month of all things fun! The Month I always gain around 10lbs! I’m ok with it, it was -4 this morning, this Christmas French Toast Sandwich was all I could think about!

Its so good!– Insanely so! Sweet and gooey warm Cranberry sauce wrapped in a fried sugared vanilla Sandwich…OMG!

Where does French Toast Come from?

You would think the clue was in the name wouldn’t you? But Alas, no…The French Toast we know now has origins dating back to the 5th Century and was first created by the Romans not the French, back then it was called ‘Pan Dulcis’. Similar to today, the dish consisted of a slice of bread dipped in a Milk and Egg mix then fried in Oil or Butter. It was a self sufficient, no waist dish, the Romans realised that stale bread could be revived, simply by moistening and frying the bread, the addition of Eggs to the milk, added a rich protein source that helped keep the family fuller for longer.

So why do we call it French Toast?

The French may not have invented French toast, but they did make it popular! Americans were first introduced to the Eggy Bread otherwise known to the French as ‘Pain Perdu’ meaning ‘lost bread’- (day old bread soaked in Vanilla, Egg and Milk, fried, then dipped in sugar) They saw how French immigrants favoured the sweet bread as a means to combine and make their food last longer, and penned the name French Toast, it stuck and here we are!

How to Make Christmas French Toast

One layer of French Toast is just stingy! I decided a French Toast Sandwich filled with rich and sweet Cranberry sauce is far more appropriate for this time of year. The Guy in the red Suit would be proud! In fact, I may leave one for him by the Fireplace on Christmas eve!

Ingredients

(As always, the full Christmas French Toast Sandwich Recipe and Video can be found on the recipe card at the end of the post, this section is just a Summary of the Recipe)

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • 4 Slices of bread
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cranberry Sauce

Instructions

  • In a Jug Mix together the Eggs, Milk and Vanilla Extract
  • Pour the egg mix onto a dinner plate
  • Cut the crusts off 4 slices of bread
  • Dip a pastry brush in the egg mix and brush the 4 sides of each piece of bread (see video)
  • Spread Cranberry sauce in the middle of 2 of the slices
  • Place the plain Bread slices on top of the cranberry slices (like your making a sandwich)
  • With a fork press the edges of each sandwich all the way around, so the Cranberry sauce is sealed within each sandwich
  • Dip each piece in the Egg mix, completely coating each side
  • Heat the butter and a splash of oil (enough for shallow frying) in a pan on medium heat
  • Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown
  • Pour the sugar on a dining plate and dip each French toast , coating each side (like a donut)
  • Serve while still warm

Tools Used

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Pancake pan

Glass Jug

Christmas French Toast Substitutions you could try

Bread

I used White Bread for this Recipe, but you could also try brown Bread, Wholemeal Bread, Brioche Bread. I would avoid open crumb breads like Sourdough for obvious reasons (The cranberry sauce would spill out) Shop bought bread is the easiest option, but if you feel like baking your own, check out some of my homemade bread recipes….

Stacked Cottage Loaf

Boule loaf

Milk and Honey loaf

Salt and Pepper Loaf

Cranberry Sauce

Don’t have any Cranberry Sauce to hand? Try it with Jam! Check out my Homemade Jam Recipes…

Plum and Raisin Jam

Gooseberry Jam

Cherry Jam

Granulated Sugar

You can substitute with Caster Sugar or powdered icing sugar

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OHG x

Christmas French Toast Sandwich

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 Slices of bread
  • 20 g Butter
  • Olive oil
  • 40 g Granulated Sugar
  • Cranberry Sauce

Instructions

  • In a Jug Mix together the Eggs, Milk and Vanilla Extract
  • Pour the egg mix onto a dinner plate
  • Cut the crusts off 4 slices of bread
  • Dip a pastry brush in the egg mix and brush the 4 sides of each piece of bread (see video)
  • Spread Cranberry sauce in the middle of 2 of the slices
  • Place the plain Bread slices on top of the cranberry slices (like your making a sandwich)
  • With a fork press the edges of each sandwich all the way around, so the Cranberry sauce is sealed within each sandwich
  • Dip each piece in the Egg mix, completely coating each side
  • Heat the butter and a splash of oil (enough for shallow frying) in a pan on medium heat
  • Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown
  • Pour the sugar on a dining plate and dip each French toast , coating each side (like a donut)
  • Serve while still warm

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