Cinnamon french toast with strawberries

Weekend breakfast: Cinnamon french toast with strawberries.
Weekend breakfast: Cinnamon french toast with strawberries. Photo: Marina Oliphant

Indulge in a long, and sweet weekend breakfast.


2 punnets strawberries

Juice of 1 orange

¼ cup castor sugar

3 eggs

3 tbsp milk

Pinch cinnamon

8 slices stale bread, thick cut (such as good-quality baguette)

2 tbsp unsalted butter

Maple syrup to serve


Hull the strawberries and cut them in half. Put in a medium bowl with orange juice and sugar. Stir to combine and set aside to macerate.

Place eggs in a large, shallow bowl and beat lightly. Add milk and cinnamon and beat to combine.

Soak both sides of the bread in the egg mix. Melt half the butter in a heavy-based wide pan over medium low heat. Add half the soaked bread and cook for a few minutes on each side until golden.

Remove from pan and set aside on a large plate. Use an overturned plate to cover and keep warm. Heat remaining butter and cook the rest of the bread. Serve with the strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.