“This recipe is a delicious souvenir of my childhood. My mother was a simple cook who prepared unsophisticated, healthy and filling meals. Back then, food was better, healthier and fresher. For example we simply rinsed fresh spinach a few times then reduced it to a purée in a pan, chopped it up, then sprinkled over breadcrumbs, salt and pepper before serving. It was simple and delicious. If any left-over bread went stale, my mother made this recipe which we found delicious...” (Lia Kwint-Kruse)
Ingredients for 4 people
8 slices stale white bread, crusts
removed - 1 large or 2 small eggs - 1 tbs caster sugar - 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- 2 tsp lemon zest - 300ml milk - butter - caster sugar mixed with cinnamon
Beat the eggs in a bowl then add the sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon zest and milk and combine well -Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture and allow them to soak it up (but not to collapse) - Melt the butter in a frying pan and when it is foaming, add the slices of bread and fry until brown on both sides, turning once - Serve war with extra sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on top.