French Toast Recipe with Sweetcorn and Blueberries

Sweetcorn french toast with blueberries

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this super easy indulgent French toast recipe using sweetcorn, ready in 30 minutes. Try for your next weekend brunch...

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French toast should be made from slabs of good-quality white bread – nothing fancy like brioche, though, as it’s too soft and the end result will be soggy. The sweetcorn purée thickens as the batter is cooked, creating a custardy centre with crisp edges

Ingredients

  • day-old white bread 4 thick slices
  • corn on the cob kernels (fresh or tinned) 200g
  • whole milk 300ml
  • eggs 4 large
  • maple syrup 2 tbsp, plus extra to serve
  • brown butter 2 tbsp, (see notes below)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • butter for frying

TO SERVE

  • icing sugar 1 tbsp
  • ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • blueberries 300g

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven 130C/fan 110C/gas ¼. Put the bread slices on a wire rack, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes to dry them out.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, make the batter. Put the sweetcorn and milk into a blender or food processor, and whizz until smooth. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing down on the purée with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Whisk the eggs, maple syrup, brown butter and a pinch of salt into this liquid (discard the solids) until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Lay the bread slices in a shallow roasting tin and pour over the batter, turning each piece to coat. Leave to soak for 5 minutes, turning the slices occasionally – they should soak up almost all the liquid.

  • Step 4

    Heat a little oil and butter in a large, non-stick frying pan and fry the soaked bread slices, in batches, for 2 minutes on each side until golden.

  • Step 5

    Mix together the icing sugar and cinnamon, then dust over the hot toast. Serve with the blueberries and plenty of maple syrup.

To make brown butter, put 50g butter in a small pan and cook over a medium heat, whisking, until it smells nutty and looks brown. Pour into a heatproof bowl and cool.

Recipe extracted from Root & Leaf: Big, Bold Vegetarian Food by Rich Harris (£19.99, Kyle Books).

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 420
  • Fat 22.1g
  • Saturates 9.6g
  • Carbs 37.4g
  • Sugars 21.5g
  • Fibre 4.8g
  • Protein 15.7g
  • Salt 0.8g
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