• Make the ultimate Christmas breakfast with this easy recipe

    PAIR WITH… Iced-coffee cream

    Mince-pie French toast

    Serves: 4 - 5
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • 250g streaky smoked bacon, sliced
    • 30g castor sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml (1 cup) milk
    • 50ml crème fraîche
    • 60ml (¼ cup) classic mincemeat ( see recipe here)
    • 8 slices leftover crusty bread
    • 100g butter
    • 50ml maple syrup
    • star anise, to garnish
    • cinnamon sticks, to garnish



    Grill the bacon under a hot grill until crispy, about 10 minutes.


    Make the batter by mixing together the sugar and eggs. Add the milk and crème fraîche and mix to combine. Stir the mincemeat into the batter.


    Soak the bread slices in the batter, about 30 seconds.


    Heat the butter in a non-stick frying pan over low heat and fry the soaked bread slices until golden brown on both sides.


    Serve the French toast with a good drizzle of maple syrup and a couple of rashers of crispy bacon. Garnish with star anise and cinnamon sticks.


    Try getting hold of some brioche to make an even more decadent version.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com