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There are some really wonderful things in life – and one of those things is definitely French Toast. 

So suffice to say that here at SHEmazing! we were particularly delighted to discover that November 28 – that's today! – is officially National French Toast day.

And what better way to celebrate than whisking some up for dinner?

Known to some as eggy bread, gypsy bread, or poor knight’s pudding, the modern version is simply just divine in any combination.

Dating back to the 4th century when stale bread was soaked in milk and then egg before being fried, this classic dish is deserving of its national day of appreciation.

Paired with bacon, tomato, or served with some Ballymaloe relish this traditional breakfast delight is simply food heaven.


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Quick and easy to whip together, the breakfast delight can be transformed into an anytime wonder by adding mascarpone cheese and maple syrup – and should NOT be limited to just breakfast.

 A few great places to eat French Toast… 


Queen of Tarts, Cows Lane


Sister Sadie on Harrington Street



French Village, Botanic Avenue



Ard Bia at Nimmos, Spanish Arch



Liberty Grill, Washington Street



Zuni Hotel, Patrick Street



Bishops Palace Café, The Mall



The Buttery Kitchen, Bedford Row



A great way to go for breakfast is down the sandwich root as it's big and hearty enough to fuel you right up until lunch time. 

Whether you want to treat yourself at the weekend or you need something for the big day ahead, you won't be disappointed if you try one (or all) of these super sandwich twists:

Waffled Croissant Grilled Cheese

Make the French proud by whipping up this bad boy. Crunchy and crispy – but with a gooey cheese filling. Yum!


Egg In A Hole BLT

This sandwich sees your favourite breakfast meeting your favourite sandwich. It's a win-win situation. 


Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

Consider this an alternative to the breakfast burrito. This delicious sandwich will certainly fill up your morning. 


Chicken and Waffles Breakfast Sandwich

Who needs a bun or bread when you have waffles?! This should be kept as a weekend or cheat-day treat because you definitely won't want to rush it. 


Eggs Benedict with Shortcut Hollandaise

You're breakfast just got a serious upgrade with this sandwich! Ready in only 15 minutes, it would be a perfect breakfast to treat that special someone. 


French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

How dreamy does this look? Eat at home or on the go, it's a great alternative for a sweet breakfast meal. 


We know this is a bit naughty, but how tasty would this French toast recipe be for brunch this weekend?!

What you’ll need:

  • 50ml whole milk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2 thick slices slightly stale brioche
  • 2 knobs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch – ½ tsp ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • Maple syrup, to taste

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. Whisk together the milk and eggs in a wide shallow bowl.
  2. Dip the brioche slices into the egg and milk mixture for one minute, making sure the liquid soaks into the brioche on both sides.
  3. Heat a knob of butter in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, fry the brioche slices for two minutes on each side until golden-brown and crisp. Remove from the pan and place onto a serving plate.
  4. Combine the caster sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Add another knob of butter to the pan over a high heat. Once melted, add the sliced banana to the pan, toss in the melted butter and fry for two minutes, or until caramelised lightly on the outside.
  6. Serve the French toast with the caramelised banana, a sprinkle of the cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup. Yum!

This makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day brekkie. It only takes a couple of minutes to make so you could enjoy it in bed next to your other half almost immediately.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 slices wholemeal bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Icing sugar for dusting (optional)

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Combine the egg and milk in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the shapes out of the slices of bread.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a fry pan on a medium heat and melt a knob of butter on it.
  4. Swirl it so it covers the base of the pan.
  5. Cover each slice of the heart-shaped bread in the egg and milk mixture.
  6. Once both sides are covered, place in the hot frying pan.
  7. Cook until both sides are golden brown and remove from heat.
  8. Continue to do this until all bread slices are done.
  9. Serve on a plate and scatter the raspberries over the hearts, followed by some dusting with icing sugar (optional)