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Nice plum & fig French toast
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If you’re in a virtuous mood, our ‘nice’ French toast is packed with seasonal organic fruit and swaps out some of those naughty treats without losing the flavour. Victoria plums have had a bumper season in our neck of the woods so this is a great one for using them up, plus we’ve found this end of summer/early autumn period is great for finding juicy figs.
Makes: 4 chunky slices
Unsliced sourdough (a cranberry and pecan tin loaf from Jigsaw Bakery for us)
2 figs and 2 plums – ideally organic
3 tablespoons non-dairy milk (soya or almond)
Tablespoon coconut oil
1. Cut your inch deep slices of bread and cut each side without meeting in the middle – making a butterfly effect (a pocket is just too hard work in sourdough!). Slice your plums and figs and stuff inside the butterfly wings – I did a side of each. Mix up your eggs and soya milk in a shallow bowl (you can add a cheeky drop of vanilla essence if you have a sweet tooth) and soak your stuffed bread on each side.
2. Heat around a teaspoon of coconut oil per slice on a medium heat and gently add your soaked slices with a spatula- it’s surprisingly easy not to lose any fruit in the process.
3.Leave for a good few minutes each side until golden brown and crisped with the fruit warm in the middle. Serve and eat immediately – we had ours sliced diagonally, drizzled in honey and (if you’re a fan) a few sprigs of thyme go with the honey and figs perfectly.
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