Do you breakfast or not on Christmas day? My family tradition is to have the main feast at lunchtime, which means that the bird goes into the oven in the morning, and given the amount (and richness) of the food that a light breakfast in is order. For years I ate the satsuma from the toe of my stocking, and then nothing until mid morning when I’d have an indulgent chocolate biscuit (ie the type that are more chocolate than biscuit), with my coffee.
This orange spiced French toast is perfect for a quick and relatively light breakfast – it can be made really quickly, and for a festive treat I have used brioche in place of the usual bread, you can make your own, but an all butter, pre-sliced supermarket version works very well indeed. The star of the show is eggs and of course French toast is simply a more elegant name for eggy bread!
- 3 eggs - We use British Lion
- 100ml milk
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 pinch allspice
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 4 slices brioche
- Butter for frying
- Maple syrup and fruit to serve.
- Pre-heat a frying pan.
- Briefly beat the eggs and milk together and add the orange zest and spices.
- Pour the mixture into a wide, flat bowl large enough to take a slice of brioche.
- Dip the brioche slices into the egg mix, turning gently to make sure the it’s well soaked through.
- Fry until golden, using the butter and turning once to cook on both sides.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup and berries.
Recipe commissioned by British Lion Eggs. Visit their website for more egg recipes.