Monday 11 March 2013

Gluten Free French Toast - Eggy Bread Free From G Style

gluten free eggy bread
Eggy Bread Sandwich
Sunday brunch is usually a calorie laden affair, we'll often have Pancakes with Bacon, a bit of Maple Syrup and Clotted Cream on the side (indulgent), or Yoki Bread filled with Mozzarella and Ham (tame), sometimes a Cheesy Omelette (boring).  I fancied making something new this week, something a bit special. In keeping with a calorific comfort theme I decided to do a Free From G take on an old favourite; French Toast.

You could use any gluten free bread but I'm yet to find one that doesn't fall apart when handled, that's not going to work for this recipe. DS Gluten Free Ciabattas never let me down and despite lots of handling and a good soaking to soften, each slice remained fully in tact. I highly recommend them for this and in general.

So what's the Free From G take on French Toast? It's lots of finely grated Gouda in the egg batter.

grated gouda cheese
Creamy Gouda
For 9 slices of gluten free French toast.


3 DS Gluten Free Ciabattas
3 Large Eggs
100g Gouda
1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
20g Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Pinch Sea Salt

gluten free french toast frying in butter
Cheesy French Toast
  • Grate the gouda
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk, add salt, sour cream and gouda
whisked eggs and grated gouda
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  • Mix together
eggy bread mix
Gouda Batter Mix
  • Slice each ciabatta into 3
gluten free ciabatta
No Crumbling
  • Dip a slice or 2 of ciabatta into the cheesy egg mix
coating bread in egg and cheese
Holding Together Great
  • Leave to soak for a minute then turn over and leave for another minute
  • Stack on slice on top of another and repeat the soaking process with each slice
eggy bread soaking
Stacked French Toast
  • Heat a frying pan on medium - high, add the butter and olive oil
  • When the butter is melted and the oil is hot, place the slices of french toast in the pan, don't overcrowd, you'll need to cook in batches
eggy cheese bread frying
Mmmmmm If I Do Say So Myself
  • Cook for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden
gluten free eggy bread
Gluten Free French Cheesy Toast
We had these with hand carved Honey Roast Ham, a little Cheesy French Toast Sandwich.

eggy bread ham sandwich
Very, Very Yum
You of course don't have to add the Gouda but for me and The Glutenite it's an essential ingredient, I didn't just want to replicate French Toast as gluten free, I wanted to put my own stamp on it, you can't go wrong with a bit of cheese.

Totally perfect for Sunday brunch, I have a feeling I'll be making these every week for a while.

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