These would be the perfect addition to a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day brunch... perfect for sharing and dunking into some melted Biscoff spread or Nutella!
Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)
County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer
Unsliced brioche or white bread, 3 slices cut into 3cm wide slices
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch ground cinnamon & ginger
Dromona Butter for frying
For the sugar coating:
11/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ginger
For the festive dipping sauce:
40g Dromona butter
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 tbsp golden or maple syrup
Melted Biscoff spread (about 1 tbsp)
Start by making the festive dipping sauce. Add the syrup, ginger, cinnamon and butter into a small pan.
Bring to the boil and cook for about 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. It will thicken slightly as it cools.
Cut 3 thick slices of bread around 3cm thick each. Then cut into equal sized cubes.
Add the egg, milk, vanilla, ground ginger and cinnamon into a medium bowl and whisk well to combine - don't worry if the spices are a bit lumpy!
Get the sugar coating ready by mixing the sugar, ground ginger and cinnamon together on a large plate.
Melt a knob of Dromona butter in a large non-stick pan over a medium-high heat.
Dip the bread cubes into the egg mixture coating quickly on all sides. Add to the pan and cook on each side until golden. When all the sides are golden brown, place onto the plate and coat in the spiced sugar mixture.
Meanwhile melt Biscoff spread for 30 seconds in the microwave to create the perfect easy dip.
Serve the French toast bites straight away when warm and enjoy dunking the bites in delicious sauce!
MEET JILL STEWART…
Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.
Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 50,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.
The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.
Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.
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