Hot Cross Bun French Toast

Saturday 15 April 2017

Happy Easter weekend!  How can you tell its a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK.  The Traffic going out of town towards the coast on the Motor Way is horrendous!  

And it's raining.  LOL  Most Bank Holidays come accompanied with copious amounts of rain.  For all these reasons, my husband  and I never go anywhere on a Bank Holiday weekend, except for church!

On Thursday we had to take a meal to a family who just had a baby this past week, and let me tell you, at 3 PM on Thursday afternoon, the traffic flow towards Flint was bumper to bumper.

After we had dropped it off and were on our way back home, the traffic moving into Flint (and towards the coast) was at a virtual stand still.  Not my idea of a holiday! 

 We usually just spend Bank Holidays around the house relaxing, and enjoying some good nosh.  

Tastiness such as this Hot Cross Bun French Toast is just the ticket to enjoy for an Easter Weekend Breakfast!

I cannot claim to have thought this up myself, although I certainly had it in the pipeline, but Waitrose beat me to the pip!  

I can only lay claim to the addition of the Gran Marnier Liqueur

I thought it would go excellently in the batter and along with the flavours of the hot cross bun themselves, and I was right . . .  it did.

Vanilla would also work, as would Courvoisier or orange flower water.  It is really a nice addition.

I served this on heated plates along with some grilled streaky bacon and meaty sausages, with Maple Syrup for pouring.

Altogether it was very . . .  very nice.  I highly recommend!

Hot Cross Bun French Toast

*Hot Cross Bun French Toast*
Serves 4
OH MY GOODNESS!  That's all I can say! Soooo good! This is the perfect Easter weekend breakfast. 

4 quality hot cross buns
4 large free range eggs
4 TBS whole milk
1 tsp grand marnier or courvoisier or Orange extract
2 TBS butter 

To serve:
Maple Syrup
cooked bacon
cooked sausage 

Cut your hot cross buns in half horizontally, giving you four bottoms and four tops.  Beat the eggs together with the milk and the grand marnier. 

 Heat one TBS of butter in a large skillet over medium heat until the butter begins to foam.  Soak the hot cross bun bottoms in the egg mixture. Place into the foaming butter, cut side down first.  While the bottoms are cooking, soak the tops.  

Cook the bottoms until golden brown, flip over and brown the other side.  Place into a warm oven to keep warm (you should have your bacon and sausage keeping warm in the oven.)  

Repeat with the hot cross bun tops and remaining TBS of butter.  Melt the butter until it foams, add the bun tops, cut side down in the foaming butter, cook until golden brown, flip over and cook until golden brown on the top side. 

To serve place a bottom and top of a hot cross bun on each of four heated plates.  Add some bacon and sausage and pass the Maple Syrup! 

Note - there is no need for sure in this as the buns themselves are sweet enough! 

Hot Cross Bun French Toast

If you didn't want to serve bacon or sausage with this, fresh fruit would also go very nicely.  Bon Appetit! 

Hot Cross Bun French Toast 
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    1. Monique, I can't begin to describe how good these were. I cut the recipe in half and we had it for supper and it was fabulous. I didn't even have any syrup with mine and it was exceptional! I think J would love, I know Todd certainly did! xo

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    1. I can't claim credit for it Gwen, but it is so delicious I hope that you will try it! xo

  3. Happy Easter! I just noticed that you have a printed cookbook on LuLu, does it contain the recipes from your cookbooklets? I hope so because I want to purchase it. I am very excited about the printed cookbook! Dale

    1. Happy Easter Dale, it doesn't have the same recipes in it that are in my cookbooklets, but a different set of recipes that I have gathered throughout my lifetime. Family recipes, etc. I do have a recipe book which is being published through Passageway Press soon that will be available to purchase through good bookshops, etc. worldwide. So that is exciting. I have worked very hard on it and there is art in it as well, etc. I will be announcing when it is ready and in the shops for people to buy! Thanks so much for your kind words! xo

  4. Happy Easter Marie and Todd! This looks like a very yummy breakfast to make! Yesterday my 1 yr old pup got loose and I chased him around the neighborhood. This car came flying by and I screamed bc he went out in the road. He ran into the side of the car, then came back to me! That red car never stopped! I couldn't see the driver bc they went by fast! Thank God he was alright! He chews his collars off! Now he has a harness! I haven't let him go outside much since then. Yay! We finally getting some nice weather!!!

    1. Happy Easter! What a fright that must have been for you! Our old dog Jess got hit by a bus one day, but thankfully wasn't hurt. Todd had been playing ball with her in the park and a clap of thunder came. She high-tailed it for home. There was no way he could stop her. She ran right in front of the bus. He sure got a tongue lashing from the bus driver! Scary times! A harness is a great idea as they can't really get around to chew it! We have a harness for Mitzie. xo


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