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Grandma’s Twisted French Toast or ‘Friganele’

By: Ramona Cuisine from ramonascuisine.com
Updated May 21, 2019
Grandmas Twisted French Toast or Friganele
Grandmas Twisted French Toast or Friganele

"How I loved this as a kid and still do as an adult, but this French toast is a little unusual and has a little twist. It contains rum. Oh yes! Rum essence, not alcohol, hold your horses over there which my grandma used to put in always – love that aromas even now, luckily, hubby and kids love it too. This French Toast is so simple that even my 13 year old made it as a first attempt – It is amazing what you can do with just a few ingredients. Served hot - yummm."

NotesWe sometimes feel that we need to get really naughty and give those a thin coating with Nutella or less naughty a good smudge of any nut butter, peanut butter is great too.
Other times we feel like being really good and remain that good example of being healthier so that the kids do not think otherwise and smush some strawberries that are mixed with a good sprinkle of brown sugar.

Serves3

Preparation Time8 min

Cooking Time12 min

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 220 ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp rum or vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 slices of brioche
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp icing sugar

Instruction

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs together with the milk, sugar, rum or vanilla, salt, and cinnamon if you choose to use.

  2. Slice the brioche loaf into 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick slices and deep into the egg mixture, until both sides are well coated. Do not allow it to soak as it will make the bread way too soggy.

  3. Place a large frying pan or a skillet over medium heat with approximately 1 tsp of butter and 1 tsp of rapeseed.

  4. Place the egg coated slices in skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Add a little more butter and a drizzle of oil while cooking if needed.

  5. Remove the cooked golden in colour slices and set aside until all finished.

  6. Sprinkle the finished slices with some more unrefined sugar ( I used some icing sugar this time) and top with some fruits if you like, or with slightly warmed up maple syrup or honey, whatever you fancy. Adjust the level of sweetness as you desire but definitely go for a generous sprinkle of sunflower seeds

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