Eggy bread Sundays

As a young child I yearned for my Mother's eggy bread or as we call it in Portuguese 'Fatias Douradas' (Golden Bread). They were such a treat and a main part of any celebration as well as our long, long drives across France and Spain to Portugal every Summer.

Don't know why but I woke up this morning with an urge to eat 'Fatias Douradas' just as my Mother made them, it's a comfort thing I think. The husband never says no to eggy bread and I was delighted to see Matilda enjoying them too.



So here's how we make them:


Half a pack of sliced white bread
6 Large eggs
50g Butter
100g Sugar
40g Cinnamon

Place the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and mix up well. In a bowl whisk up the whole eggs, melt about 50g in a non stick frying pan. Soak the bread in the egg on both sides then fry in the pan for a couple of minutes on each side. When it's golden brown on both sides take out and coat it in the Cinnamon sugar. Repeat until they're all done, serve with a big bowl of coffee and you'll be set up for the day. Fear not if there's some left over as these are just as delicious cold with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Eggy bread is not just for breakfast!


Enjoy and have a lovely Sunday everyone.