Yield
Serves 4
Prep Time
10mins
Cook Time
30mins
Difficulty Level
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Surprise your loved ones with this lovely French toast, wedged with sweet red-skinned apples and dripping with indulgent butterscotch sauce. It makes for the perfect breakfast-in-bed recipe, complete with a serve of hot coffee or tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red-skinned apples
  • ¼ cup (55 g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsps finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) pouring cream
  • ¼ cup (55 g) caster sugar, extra
  • 4 3 cm thick slices brioche
  • 60 g butter
  • 2 tsps icing sugar

BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

  • 80 g butter
  • ⅓ cup (75 g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup (160 ml) pouring cream
01.

Peel, quarter and core apples; slice thinly. In a medium bowl, combine apple, sugar, rind and cinnamon.

02.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream and extra sugar until combined.

03.
Preheat oven to 180 C.
04.

Cut a pocket into one side of each brioche slice, leaving at least 1 cm border. Push apple slices into pockets; reserve any liquid in base of bowl for the butterscotch sauce. Dip brioche in egg mixture on both sides; transfer to a shallow tray or dish. Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread.

05.

In a large frying pan, heat half the butter; cook half the bread until browned on both sides. Transfer to a baking paper-lined oven tray. Wipe out pan; repeat with remaining butter and bread. Place tray in oven; bake about 10 mins or until apple is tender.

06.
Make butterscotch sauce.
07.

Dust french toast with sifted icing sugar; serve with butterscotch sauce. Accompany with yoghurt or cream, if you like.

BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

01.

In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, cream and reserved apple liquid; stir over low heat until butter has melted. Bring to the boil.

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