This smoked honey almond french toast is insanely good!
It’s sweet, smoky, crunch, creamy, hot, cold, everything you could want from brunch!
I was chatting to a friend about smoked honey and he said that he loves it drizzled over vanilla ice cream. That stuck in my mind for a few weeks, and it became the inspiration for this french toast. I have raved before about my love of blend smoked honey, but seriously if you still haven’t tried it, you are missing out! Go buy it now! Run! It’s insane and i promise you will love it!
The smoked honey brings a much needed savoury vibe to this sweet breakfast, it’s just enough to balance out the sweetness and is perfect served alongside fresh coffee!
I used brioche because I wanted a soft buttery french toast, it gives you a soft yielding toast that is the perfect carrier for all those delicious toppings. This may be the simplest french toast I’ve ever made, but lets be real sometimes simple is the best. Simple flavours prepared beautifully bring me the most joy.
Don’t get me wrong I also love over the top meal with complex flavours and lots going on, but for Sunday brunch? I want comfort and for me that means simple dishes. Simple is not boring, it’s beautiful.
We should celebrate the simple things in life more often. So often we get caught up in life, work, kids, housework, social media, that we forgot the simple things like sitting down and talking to your friends face to face, or calling your family, or even just enjoying some self care time at home without distractions. Mobile phones have become such a huge part of our lives that we don’t realise how much they have started to control our lives.
So today, put your phone down, don’t worry about social media and spend time doing something you love just for you! Spend time with friends or loved ones, take some time out for self care or make yourself this smoked honey almond french toast and enjoy the moment!
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Smoked Honey French Toast
- 1/2 cup flaked almonds
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teas vanilla bean paste
- 1 teas salt
- 8 slices broiche
- 20 g butter
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 8 teas smoked honey
Place a fry pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and toss frequently until golden, Remove from the pan and set aside.
Place the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt in a jug and whisk well to combine. Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl or tray.
Place the butter into the fry pan. One slice at a time dip the brioche into the egg mixture and place it into the fry pan.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden then flip and cook the second side. repeat until all french toast is cooked.
Divide the french toast between 4 plates, top each with a scoop of ice cream, 1/4 of the almonds and drizzle each with about 2 teaspoons smoked honey. serve and enjoy!