You are not ready for the decadent breakfast treat that I’m about to serve up to you. This may be more suited to a Christmas breakfast where anything goes, but when you’re in the mood for a treat what could be better than homemade French toast topped with freshly sliced tangerines, thick yoghurt and simple syrup. Get your practise in now to surprise your loved ones on your next lazy morning!
2 Tangerines, peeled
90g Caster Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Thyme
2 Slices of Bread (preferably something thick like Brioche but anything will do)
We’re going to start by prepping the tangerines. Peel the skin off and then slice them into rings using a serrated knife (a bread knife).
Add the tangerines to a bowl with cinnamon and thyme and set aside.
Now onto the syrup, add 100ml of water and the caster sugar into a small saucepan on low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then turn the heat up to medium-low and leave the pan to bubble for up to 10 mins until the consistency changes to a thin syrup that you can see stick to the back of your spoon before running off, rather than dripping off like water.
Once the syrup is ready, take it off the heat and quickly add the tangerines. Gently stir the tangerines so each one is covered in syrup before putting back into a bowl and chilling for 15 mins, set the syrup aside for later.
Now we’ll make the French toast! In a wide bowl add two whisked eggs, milk and cinnamon, whisk these together to form a thick batter.
Dip each slice of bread one at a time into the batter, leave it to soak for about a minute then turn over and repeat on the other side.
Heat a frying pan on low heat with a tsp of oil and place two slices of bread into the pan, let them fry for 3-4 mins on each side until they’re crispy and deep brown in colour.
Place the bread on a plate, spoon over a couple of tbsp of your cinnamon-infused syrup, add the yoghurt on top before placing the tangerines on top of the yoghurt with another tbsp of syrup to finish it off!
And there we have it, a very over-the-top breakfast fit for any birthday king/queen, Christmas Day or just one of those mornings when you need the perfect pick-me-up. I probably didn't need to use as many tangerine slices as I did but it was a lovely mix of flavours with the thick and crispy French toast, creamy cool yoghurt and then a huge burst of fresh tangerine to top it all off, this wasn’t very difficult to make at all but it is a little bit of a process just for breakfast so I might save this one for special occasions, but I would definitely make it again and you could easily sub the tangerine for orange, banana, grapefruit or any fruit you like the look of with this!
I hope you find time to give this one a go, and if you have no “special occasion” to try this out for, then today seems like the perfect day for just trying something new.