Recipe: French Toast With Goats Cheese And Caramelised Red Onion


At first this seems weird, but the more you think about it the more sense it makes! Why not dip your 'lost' bread into a yummy herb cheesy custard instead of a sweet one? Trust us, you need to try this.


  • 2 red onions
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 white bloomer, stale
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 50 g salted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 100 g goats cheese
  • 50 g watercress
cook the onions

Step 1

Cook The Onions

Peel and slice the onions. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the vegetable oil, followed by the onion slices and the sugar. Gently fry for 5 minutes before turning the heat down to medium-low and caramelising for 40 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes to ensure they are not colouring.

make the custard

Step 2

Make The Custard

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk in the double cream, cheese, oregano, sugar and salt. Pour into a deep roasting tray big enough to lay several slices of bread in to soak. Cut the brioche into 4 slices about 2cm thick and lay in the custard to soak for 5-6 minutes, a few minutes on each side.

Step 3

Cook The Bread

Preheat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the olive oil, a knob of the butter and the crushed garlic cloves. Pick up a soaked slice of bread and allow excess custard to drip from it. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side, long enough to gain a golden colour on each side and some crispy edges without burning and to cook the custard in the middle of the bread without drying it out.

Step 4


Drain the french toast briefly on kitchen paper, then serve on a plate topped with some caramelised onions, crumbled goats cheese and watercress. Serves 4

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