Year Round Recipes Eggs Puddings

Gipsy toast


Slices of (stale) baguette, soaked in almond milk and egg and sweetened with honey, cinnamon and cloves. If I have time (and leftover baguette), I make this in the morning to have with a coffee. (Which obviously I put almond milk in too, having now entirely neglected keeping my fridge stocked with fresh cow’s milk!).


Serves 4-6

  • 200ml almond milk
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • 1 clove
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 baguette – even better if it’s slightly stale (for about 12 slices)
  • Sugar, to sprinkle


  • Put the milk in a pan with the honey, clove and cinnamon and bring to a simmer.
  • Cut the bread into slices on the diagonal.
  • Lay the slices into a flat dish so they form one layer and pour over the milk, turning them over a couple of times so they can soak on both sides.
  • As soon as the bread slices have absorbed the milk and the crusts feel soft (this can take between 30 seconds and 2 minutes depending on how stale they are),.
  • Pour the whisked egg over the bread and turn once to coat on both sides.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the soaked slices until brown on both sides.
  • Remove from the pan and sprinkle with sugar to serve.


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