Espresso French Toast with Fresh Berries

breakfast / Australian

Espresso French Toast with Fresh Berries


Total Time
serves 4

This espresso infused french toast is a popular weekend breakfast in Sean's house when they use up those last bits of bread before hitting the Sunday Noosa Farmer's Markets for a fresh loaf. 

  • 8 thick slices of stale good quality sourdough bread
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 30 ml vanilla
  • 75 ml freshly brewed espresso
  • butter - enough to fry the bread
  • Fresh berries - for serving
  • Real Canadian Maple Syrup - for serving
  • Fresh mint leaves - for garnish
  1. Preheat the frypan while you whisk the eggs with the vanilla and espresso.
  2. Dip bread into the egg mixture and allow to soak for between 60-90 seconds, continue to flip, and push the bread into the mix to saturate.
  3. Melt butter in the frypan and cook the soaked bread; ideally only turn once, so allow it to cook and brown for around 2 minutes. You want to caramelise the toast and cook the egg without burning the bread.
  4. Layer 4 plates with the slices of toast, scoops of Maleny Food Co. vanilla gelato or COYO vanilla bean and top with fresh berries and drizzle with maple syrup.

The perfect coffee

This is a rich dish so you will want to pair it with a bold coffee. We suggest brewing the coffee in a Moka Pot (stovetop espresso) or in a plunger.
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