So this doesn’t happen often, but after making the waffles with homemade blueberry jam, there was a little bit of jam and cream left over. I know. Gasps all round. How could there be jam and cream left over? Well, somehow there was a glitch in the matrix and there was. So then the question emerged – what does one do with a spoonful of leftover jam and a dollop of cream? I know that the obvious answer is “eat it Katie!” but, this happened on a day when another anomalous thing occurred. I woke up early enough and felt energetic enough to cook breakfast rather than just toast some bread. This happened on a week day people!
Seeing as I had a tiny bit of bread left over from the weekend, I thought i’d whip up some quick french toast and use up all the leftovers in one fell swoop. Ticking all the boxes – that’s my game people.
I had a few slices left of some sourdough that I bought on the weekend that were going a little bit stale so I felt super duper economical too. I never use a recipe for french toast but i’ll pop my slap-dash instructions at the end of this post. Basically I just crack and egg into a bowl, add a splash of milk, a few drops of vanilla essence then soak the slices of bread in the eggy goodness for about 10 seconds on each side. Then fry those babies until golden. If you have time to eat breakfast really you have time to make french toast. Then you just top it with your blueberry jam, cream, maple syrup, nutella, whatever toppings you want!
What is your favourite breakfast to use up your leftovers? Tell me your secrets!
Speedy French Toast Recipe
2 slices bread (whatever is left over at the end of the loaf will do)
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
toppings of your choice
1. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg, milk and vanilla together
2. soak each slice of bread for 5-10 seconds on each side
3. pop in the frying pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. I like mine still squidgy in the centre so I sometimes take mine off the heat a little sooner
4. top with whatever you feel like that morning! But you can do this blueberry jam if you have some left over