Buttermilk French Toast with Apple, Bacon and Golden Syrup

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Buttermilk French Toast with Apple, Bacon and Golden Syrup

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 40 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 694.2 kcal


To Assemble


  1. In a mixing bowl or jug, combine the eggs, buttermilk, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients until well combined.

  2. Arrange the ciabatta slices on a clean roasting tray and pour the buttermilk mixture over the bread. Allow 5 - 7 minutes for the bread to soak up the liquid. Turn the bread over and allow it to soak for another 5 minutes.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat.

  4. Fry the apple slices until soft and browned. Remove the apple and keep aside.

  5. In the same pan, add more olive oil if needed and fry the bacon until crispy on both sides.

  6. Remove the bacon and set aside.

  7. Place the soaked ciabattas in the pan and fry until browned on both sides. Fry the bread in two batches.

  8. Stack the French toast with the cream cheese, crispy bacon, and apple. Finally, drizzle with golden syrup and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 694.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44.66g69%
Saturated Fat 14.08g71%
Trans Fat 0.13g
Sodium 1160.36mg49%
Total Carbohydrate 48.29g17%
Dietary Fiber 3.57g15%
Sugars 7.99g
Protein 23.78g48%

Vitamin A 9.98%
Vitamin C 2.69%
Calcium 13.04%
Iron 19.75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Lukas Coetzee

Lukas graduated from the Francois Ferreira Academy with distinctions in all his subjects and received a special "Top student in 14 years" award. He is currently Chef de Cuisine at Belle Vue Weddings and Functions. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Francois Ferreira Academy and teaches patisserie and cake decorating.