I feel incredibly bad that I’ve been off the radar for so long; no explanation is suitable to explain this lack of update. But if you will, I’ve been incredibly busy (as with all others) and I’ve also been trying to figure out some things in my life.
Back to the topic; French toast. I do have a major sweet tooth. And I can eat French toast for dinner. Though it doesn’t mean I should, cos y’know, adult responsibilities. HAHA but anyway the other day I was thinking of some ideas for French Toasts and thought maybe this would be great for people who want to add some variation to their French Toast. Just take the basics and tweak the toppings. And hey, there’s even a healthier alternative ‘cause my friends know I’m healthy like that.
1) Maple Syrup
Bring me the maple syrup. Maple syrup is just..gold. Pancakes, waffles, French toast, drizzle a good maple syrup on it and we’re good to go. Hey, if you’re a beginner and don’t really cook, grab a bottle of maple syrup and pour it liberally over your French toast? Maybe it’s just a good excuse to eat more maple syrup.
2) Berry Compote
Blackberry compote, strawberry compote, blueberry compote. Add a little tang to balance out the sweet dish. If you crave sweets as much as I do, just add more sugar while preparing your berry compote. Or else, just let it balance out the sweetness of the dish.
3) Salted Caramel
Everyone’s dream. Make some salted caramel sauce and water it down with thickened cream in a pan to taste and voila! Add it to your French toast and it’s another excuse to eat some salted caramel. Be careful though, while making the French toast itself, the amount of sugar should be reduced; salted caramel can be rather sweet.
4) Caramelized fruits
My favourite; caramelized bananas add a depth of flavour to the French Toast. Caramelizing the fruit brings out the natural sugar in the fruit, especially bananas and gives a beautiful depth and flavour. I’m kidding about the favorite part though. I love everything too much to commit to any option.
Because. Bacon. Come on. This needs no further explanation. Everyone needs some bacon in their life. And it’s a plus that the savoriness balances out the sweetness!
6) Ice cream
In Singapore, we can eat ice cream anytime anywhere. The weather justifies everything; it’s constantly summer. Put a scoop of ice cream or gelato (if you’d like) over it and watch your mouth enjoy the fireworks in your mouth; the contrast between the warmth of the French Toast and the chill from the ice cream in this weather will be heavenlyyyy.
7) Greek yogurt, berry compote and honey
For a healthier version, try adding a dollop of greek yogurt instead of ice cream or anything too sweet. This ensures that you get your protein, vitamins and nutrients; key to a wholesome breakfast. The slight tang from greek yogurt, is balanced out by natural honey and the berry compote.
8) Macerated fruits
If you don’t want to add extra sugar to your French toast, try macerating some fruits. Cut some strawberries (or any berries) and let it sit in a flavoured liquid (freshly squeezed orange juice, apple juice for a healthy version. Champagne. Or rum for a not-so-healthy one. Just saying). This doesn’t need to be cooked; unlike the berry compote and I like that it’s fresh and doesn’t require any extra pots!