This dish is a classic for anyone who likes to kick off the day with a slightly sweeter flavor. And the best thing about this one is that the finished product looks quite complex even though it is really basic to cook.


  • 1 baguette (fancy bread)
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (and a few extra slices to put on top when you're done)
  • 1 handful of corn flakes
  • some powdered sugar, if that floats your boat

That's it! Some people fancy it up with other bits and pieces, but we'll keep it simple.

  1. Slice the baguette into thin little ovals of bread, to a thickness of about a quarter of an inch. It's important not to use slices of bread that are too thick, otherwise you won't cook the interior which will lead to a soggy egg center - foul.

  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix them vigorously with a fork.

  3. Into the eggs, add four tablespoons of maple syrup and keep mixing; this will sweeten the overall flavor of the dish, but not too much. When you serve it, you can, of course, add more syrup to your liking.

  4. Take a small handful of corn flakes and crumble them up into small pieces and drop them into the egg-syrup mix. Weird, right? But trust us, the corn flakes give the finished product a great crispy texture that is a great solution to the problem of soggy toast.

  5. Drop the pieces of bread into the egg mix, and leave them to soak up the eggs for five minutes or so. You want the egg mixture to permeate the bread entirely.

  6. As the bread is soaking, melt a tablespoon of butter into a frying pan.

  7. When the butter has melted, drop pieces of soaked bread into the pan.

  8. Heat the bread through to a dark golden brown on both sides. Be sure you leave the bread in the pan for a while, even if you darken it quickly because you want to make sure that the egg mixture on the inside of the bread is also cooked. Trust us, nothing is grosser than biting into a soggy egg mix. This is why we recommend slicing the bread a little thinner.

  9. Once the slices of bread are ready, remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel to blot up any excess butter.

  10. While they're still warm, transfer them to a plate, and put a few dollops of butter on the slices. You're ready to serve! We like to sprinkle a little powdered sugar and some syrup on the toast, but since people feel differently about those things, we suggest you ask your dining companion first.

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