Vanilla French toast with Tonka bean and its 5 traditional spices

Vanilla French toast with Tonka bean and its 5 traditional spices

Easy - 10 Min

  • style Dish type : Sweet
  • poll Difficulty : Easy
  • access_time Preparation time : 10 min
  • timer Cooking time : 10 min
  • place Region : France
  • euro_symbol Cost : €13.97


French toast is a dish made from bread soaked in a mixture of milk and egg and then baked in a pan or oven. It is known in many parts of the world under various names

It is originally what is called a "poor man's" or "zero waste" dish since it is made from dry bread that could have ended up being thrown away without this recipe. Over time, it has been taken over by the cooks who have enriched and reworked it to make it a real restaurant dessert.

French toast makes it possible to use stale bread but can also be made with leftovers of buns, pastries..


For 6 slices of bread

20 cl of milk

3 eggs

75 g cane sugar

6 thick slices of stale bread

2 tablespoons of oil

1 vanilla bean

1/4 of an Amazonian Tonka bean

2g of 5 traditional spices


Split the vanilla and scrape the seeds with the back of a knife.

In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil with vanilla, Tonka bean and traditional 5 spices.

Turn off the heat and allow to infuse until completely cooled. Remove the pod.

Whisk the eggs with the sugar and milk.

Soak the bread slices in it quickly.

Cook them in a hot frying pan with oil, browning them for about 1 minute on each side.

Serve immediately.