It’s a quick, no-fuss breakfast that, with a few extra ingredients, is bound to impress.
Quick and easy French toast with all the trimmings
Beat 2 large eggs, 150ml milk and salt and pepper together in a bowl. Melt 30ml (2 tbsp) butter with 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Dip 4 slices of bread (cut in half on the diagonal if preferred) into the egg mixture and coat well. When the butter is foaming, fry the bread in batches until golden brown on both sides. Drain on kitchen paper. Top the slices with caramelised fruit and fresh cream; crispy bacon, caramelised banana slices, maple syrup and crème fraîche; or slithers of smoked salmon, a dollop of crème fraîche and snipped chives. For a more indulgent breakfast, use brioche slices.
Photograph by Roelene Prinsloo