Cafe Style French Toast
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 mins
8 slices of Helga's Café Style Thick Cut White bread
4 eggs, lightly beaten
200ml full cream milk
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 tsp vegetable oil
600g mixed berries, like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
Pure maple syrup to serve
Vanilla ricotta cream:
300g piece fresh ricotta
2 tbs caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
For the vanilla ricotta cream, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Whisk eggs and milk in a large shallow dish. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Dip the bread, one piece at a time into egg mixture, turning to coat. Remove, allowing the excess egg mixture to drip into dish. Transfer to a tray. Repeat with remaining bread.
Melt one tablespoon of butter and one teaspoon of oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until butter starts to foam. Add two slices of bread. Cook for about 3-4 minutes each side or until golden. Remove to a clean tray. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Wipe pan clean. Cook the remaining bread in three batches.
Arrange two slices of French toast on serving plates. Top with some berries, a dollop of ricotta cream, a few more berries and drizzle with maple syrup.
Indulge this winter with new Helga's Café Style Thick Cut Bread
The clever bakers at Helga's are bringing the café style experience to the home, adding that extra specialness to everyday meals with their new Helga's Café Style Thick Cut Bread.
Cafes are synonymous with being Australia's most popular destination for dining out, whether for breakfast lunch or dinner, with 29.8 million1 visits for food each month. Responding to a demand from Australians wanting something a little bit more indulgent this winter, Helga's has created their first premium thick cut loaf.
Baked using only the finest ingredients to create a delicious, soft thick centre and crunchy crust when toasted, Helga's Café Style Thick Cut is available in Mixed Grain and Traditional White variants. To celebrate the launch, Helga's has created a series of great tasting café style, winter warmer recipes, including French toast, pulled pork sandwiches and sweet potato and leek soup with toast, which can be easily recreated at home.
Karen Sterling-Levis, Head of Marketing says, 'We are continually finding new ways to deliver tasty food experiences to our customers, and the Café Style Thick Cut Bread is another way we are bringing good, quality food back into the home, with that special touch of indulgence this winter."
Helga's Café Style Thick Cut is a source of fibre and contains no artificial preservatives.
The new Helga's Café Style Thick Cut Bread loaf is available at Coles and Woolworths for $3.50, and independent supermarkets for $5.39. Enjoy more Helga's in every slice with new Café Style Thick Cut.
For more information or for further recipes, visit www.helgas.com.au or www.facebook.com/helgasbakehouse.