• This stuffed Brie and fig French toast with maple bacon is a delicious twist on your regular French toast. Be sure to double the recipe for hungry eaters.

    If brioche is not available, you can use a white sandwich loaf instead.

    Recipe by Illanique van Aswegen

    Stuffed Brie and fig French toast with maple bacon

    Serves: 2
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • 6 – 8 strips of streaky bacon
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) maple syrup, plus extra for serving
    • 5 figs, sliced into rounds
    • 4 slices Brie
    • 4 slices ready-made brioche
    • 2 large eggs
    • 5ml (1 tsp) sugar
    • seeds of ¼ vanilla pod



    Preheat the grill. Place the bacon on a baking tray and grill for a few minutes until crisp. Brush the strips with the maple syrup on both sides and place back under the grill fora minute or two until crisp, golden and sticky.


    Pack a layer of figs topped with the Top each with anotherslice of brioche.


    Whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a knob of butter. Carefully dip the stuffed brioche sandwiches in the egg mixture, allowing them to soak up as much as possible without becoming too soft.


    Gently fry for a minute or two on each side until golden.


    Serve with the maple-glazed bacon and be sure to have some extra syruphandy for dunking. Brie on two of the brioche slices.


    If brioche is not available, use white sandwich loaf instead.