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!).
- 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.