Old-fashioned french toast

It may be an old-fashioned recipe, but French toast is a classic and here to stay.  Some of my earliest fun memories are of eating French toast at the kitchen table before school. Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, plain or with a topping, it’s really good. 

The earliest versions of French toast oddly enough date back to England in the 17th century. In France, the bread is known as “pain perdu” meaning the lost bread. 

As the French say: “Bon appetit”.



  1. Mix the eggs, salt and pepper together and whisk until a light yellow colour.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan to a medium temperature. 

  3. Place the bread into the egg mixture and coat it on both sides.

  4. Place into the frying pan and fry until golden brown remembering to flip the bread over.


Serve alone or top with grated cheese, or maple syrup and bacon, syrup/honey on its own or savoury mince. Tomato sauce is also a firm favourite, particularly for children.

It is that easy! A simple, quick and tasty family favourite. 


The Flying Cook

Chantel Manning