Baguette French Toast

Baguette French Toast


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I love making French toast with a crusty baguette. The smaller rounds make for a pretty presentation and are also great for little ones. Serve with honey, maple syrup, jam or fresh fruit with a dusting of icing sugar.


Makes: 8 slices French toast

  • 1 egg
  • 125ml full fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 slices baguette, about 2cm thick
  • 2 teaspoons olive or sunflower oil
  • 30g butter

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:10min soaking  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a large shallow dish whisk together the egg, milk, flour, vanilla and salt.
  2. Add the baguette slices in a single layer. Immediately flip over. Allow to soak for about 10 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  3. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the baguette slices. Cook until golden brown on both sides, flipping once, a total of 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with your choice of accompaniments.


For best results, use a denser baguette without too many airy holes. A sourdough, multigrain or seeded baguette works a treat, too.

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