French Toast with Grilled Peaches and Thyme:
I am not a huge fan of eggs, (ok, so that’s a big understatement); I hate them. Before any egg-lovers begin to judge me (and I know there is a huge amount of you out there), I have desperately tried to like them. I have tried Quiche, omelets, and fritatas but to no avail – somehow the egg gets in the way. I find I have the same problem when it comes to scrambled, boiled, and fried eggs – the egg gets in the way.
Alas, there is hope for me. I have managed to eat French Toast and like it too. Look, it does have to be very lightly dipped into the egg mixture and, once cooked, slathered in syrup, sugar, cinnamon, cream — anything to help the egg from getting in the way. At this moment, I should show a bit of gratification for my penchant towards French Toast to Sam of Drizzle and Dip (www.drizzleanddip.com) . She is the one that got me liking French Toast. Sam makes a wonderful French Toast of caramelised pears, Gorgonzola and walnuts. It’s absolutely delicious, so much so it got an egg-hater like me to like French Toast.
French Toast With Grilled Peaches and Thyme
1 day-old loaf of Bread, sliced
1-2 eggs (depending on how eggy you like it)
¼ cup of milk
Few sprigs of thyme
Butter for frying
4 Cling peaches, halved
1tbsp maple syrup
Cream and icing sugar
Before frying the French Toast, grill your peaches. Dip them in the maple syrup and grill till tender – try to grill them on a low heat to ensure even cooking and to prevent them from burning. Should you wish to fry them (which is also delicious) , cut the peaches into slices, pour over the syrup and fry in butter. This will make them delightfully sweet and buttery.
Now make your French Toast:
Whisk the eggs with the milk till combined well and add some picked thyme. Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture and fry in butter till golden on each side.
Place grilled peaches on top of French Toasts and drizzle over cream and dust with icing sugar – you could at this point also drizzle with some more maple syrup.