A twist on the traditional French toasts with a little vanilla custard, confectioners' sugar, and whipped cream topped with fruit. Excellent for tea parties.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
26 mins
total:
46 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 sandwiches
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk eggs, 3 tablespoons milk, white sugar, and vanilla extract together in a shallow bowl until smooth.

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  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

  • Dip 4 pieces of bread in egg mixture and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining pieces.

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of milk with custard powder in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Bring remaining milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir custard mixture into the saucepan. Reduce heat and cook, stirring frequently, until custard thickens, about 5 minutes.

  • Place 8 bread toasts on a shallow tray. Spread custard over each piece. Cover with remaining 8 toasts to form a sandwich. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Top each sandwich with a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry. Insert a toothpick through the fruit to hold the sandwich together.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 24.5g 8% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 52.2mg 17% DV; sodium 122.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2016
While mine is not assembled to reflect a sandwich look I did enjoy this recipe. I think next time I make this I'll make my own custard as opposed to using custard powder. I did reduce the oil and egg dip quantity as I don't like wasting ingredients. I was scared the bread would be too greasy but to my surprise it didn't have a heavy feel. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2016
While mine is not assembled to reflect a sandwich look I did enjoy this recipe. I think next time I make this I'll make my own custard as opposed to using custard powder. I did reduce the oil and egg dip quantity as I don't like wasting ingredients. I was scared the bread would be too greasy but to my surprise it didn't have a heavy feel. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
These make very pretty little snacks. Don't expect to eat them as finger food, a fork is required. I used 'Bird's Custard powder, a British staple. I mix the custard powder & sugar with a little of the milk in a sauce pan, heat the remainder of the milk in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, then pour the hot milk into the sauce pan and heat until just simmering and thick. You do need to let it cool a bit before assembling, the custard thickens up even more as it cools. The only downside I can see for these is that the french toast tastes best warm, so they really can't be made in advance. BTW, you don't need as much oil as called for to make the french toast. Thanks for a pretty tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2016
This was a fun twist on french toast and the flavor was good. I used my custard recipe that I fill cakes with and it was a nice balance with the french toast. Read More
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