RECIPE | Zola Nene's muesli-crusted French toast

Using muesli to add some extra crunch to French toast makes every bite a pleasure because of the varying textures, says the celebrity chef

10 July 2019 - 13:57 By Zola Nene
Muesli-crusted French toast.
Muesli-crusted French toast.
Image: 'Simply Zola'

"Yes, I know that everyone knows how to make French toast, but I often find that it can be boring to eat after a few mouthfuls," says celebrity chef Zola Nene, author of Simply  Zola.

"I've started adding extra crunch to mine by pressing some muesli into it, which makes every bite a pleasure because of the varying textures. Hey, don't knock it until you try it."

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 eggs

60ml milk

60ml sugar

5ml ground cinnamon

2.5ml nutmeg

5ml vanilla essence

4 thick slices brioche or kitke

250ml muesli

60ml unsalted butter

To serve:

Vanilla-flavoured frozen yoghurt

Mixed berries

Icing sugar

Method:

  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla essence.
  2. Dip the brioche or kitke slices in the egg mixture, then coat in the muesli.
  3. Heat a pan, add the butter, then place the coated slices in the pan and cook over a low heat until golden-brown on both sides.
  4. Serve with a generous scoop of frozen yoghurt, mixed berries and a dusting of icing sugar.

Recipe and photograph from 'Simply Zola: The Journey Continues' (Struik Lifestyle) by Zola Nene, which was named the world's best English cookbook by a TV celebrity chef at the 2019 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.


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