Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Peachy French Toast

There's one thing that I just haven't been able to get out of my mind since we got back from Clarens.  This.

And after dreaming and drooling about it non-stop for ten days straight, I decided that enough was enough.  I just had to recreate it.  Cue an expedition of note to find a local store selling mascarpone cheese (Kimberley isn't exactly Foodie Mecca) and a replacement for berries (same reason, plus it's wildly expensive), and we were sorted.

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Peachy French Toast.  (Note that the jury is still out on it's health status, but I can promise you one thing: It's incredibly satisfying.  The tartness of the peaches, the sweetness of the honey and the richness of the mascarpone were simply meant to go together.  Comfort food at its finest.)  Enjoy!

Peachy French Toast
Serves 1

1 Slice of Brown Bread (I use Woolies' Tante Anna Bread - I've read that it's non-GMO?)
1 Free Range Egg
A Dab of Coconut Oil
Half a Ripe Dessert Peach
A Squirt of Honey
A Shake of Cinnamon
A Pinch of Salt
A Scoop of Mascarpone Cheese

Whisk the egg and soak the slice of bread in it for a minute on each side.  Heat up a dab of coconut oil and, over medium-high heat, cook the bread coated with the egg mixture until golden brown.

In a separate pan, heat up another dab of coconut oil.  Add the peach, skin and pip removed and cut into small pieces.  Add a squeeze of honey, a shake of cinnamon and a small pinch of salt.  Cook until the peach pieces turn soft (approximately 4 to 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat.

To serve, spoon the hot peach-mixture over the French toast and add a generous scoop of mascarpone.  Dust with cinnamon.


  1. Replies
    1. Hehe, I'll definitely make you some when you come and visit SA one day, Vince! :)

  2. French toast is my favourite breakfast food! Nom nom :)

  3. Mmmm. French toast trumps health status. Right?;) Haha. Looks amazing!!

    1. Heehee, somehow, in my mind, using organic cinnamon cancels out the fact that the mascarpone is TRIPLE cream...! Definitely one for high days and holidays only... :)


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