in my mind people and food are tied together. for instance ‘french toast’ is what I grew up knowing as ‘avgofetes’, what my mom made for light dinner when there was ‘old’, meaning not really fresh, bread at home. then I found out about the ‘french toast’ or ‘german toast’ and I wonder; how different can be people who eat the same food?
for the toast
- 4 slices of ‘old’ bread
- 2 eggs
- 10tbsp. milk
- a pinch of cinnamon and cloves
- 6tbsp. sunflower oil
- 1tbsp. butter
for the topping
- 60gr. pomegranate
- 120gr. strawberries
- 40gr. crème fraîche
- 10 walnuts
- 2tsp. honey
- a bit of sugar powder & cinnamon
Start with preparing the fruit in order to have them ready and be able to eat the french toast as warm as possible.
- Wash the strawberries and cut them in medium pieces into a bowl.
- Take out the pomegranate seeds of the skin and add them in the strawberry bowl.
- To begin with the toast preheat a deep pan in medium fire and add the sunflower oil and butter.
- In the meantime use a deep plate to break in the eggs. Add also the milk, a pinch of cinnamon and cloves and mix softly (not for a long time).
- Put each slice of bread one by one separately in the egg mixture. First from the one side and then from the other and then fry it directly. Continue then with the next slice. If your pan is not big enough to fry all the slices of bread at the same time (the slices shouldn’t touch each other in the pan) then wait till the first ones are ready and then put the new ones into the egg mixture following the same procedure.
- When the bread is ready, place it in a plate and add on top the crème fraîche. Then continue with the cut fruit and the walnuts also broken in smaller pieces. Pour the honey nicely and in finally sprinkle some powder sugar and cinnamon and…
- Of course you can use any kind of fruit you prefer like orange, banana, mango, kiwi or any kind of berries together even with some dry fruit like raisins or dry fig!
- If you like to have a lighter (in calories) version of this dish you can replace crème fraîche with Greek yogurt!