If you don’t already follow the Tasty videos on Buzzfeed, you really should. Every day they produce quick, easy videos of delicious looking meals. I look forward to their videos popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed each day, and find myself becoming mesmerised by these 50 second videos of recipes that look so do-able. You can see Tasty’s Facebook page here and the Proper Tasty page here.

Last Saturday morning, I was lying in bed deciding what to make for breakfast when I saw this video for Raspberry French Toast roll-ups. It looked so easy and I knew I had all the ingredients in my kitchen so I jumped out of bed and set about making it.

You can see exactly what to do from the video but I changed it slightly. I don’t like white bread, but I love brioche and I always have some to hand.  So I used slices of brioche instead of bread. Also, I had no cream cheese in the fridge so I used butter instead. I don’t think it really matters if you’re using brioche as its already sweet enough. I also added vanilla to the egg mix as I love vanilla French toast. You can of course follow the video exactly, but the ingredients below are what I used…

2 slices brioche or white bread
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla paste
1-2 tbsp caster sugar (approx)
1 tsp ground cinnamon (approx)
Knob of butter
Handful of raspberries
Maple syrup (as much as you like!)

I simply whisked the eggs in a bowl, adding in the vanilla paste/extract. Then I poured about 1-2 tablespoons of caster sugar onto a plate and added about a teaspoon of ground cinnamon (you can amend those ratios to how you prefer it to taste of course) and mixed until thoroughly combined.  I put those two dishes to the side.

I buttered the slices of brioche, adding a row of raspberries to the bottom of the slices, then I rolled the brioche tightly around the raspberries and transferred the rolls to the egg and vanilla mix. After a minute or two, I transferred the rolls to a hot frying pan, bubbling with a knob of butter and fried on each side until golden brown all round.

Brioche roll ups

Once they look ready, I dredged them in the cinnamon sugar until fully coated before transferring them to a plate and drizzling with maple syrup. And there you have it, a very quick and easy breakfast or sweet snack which tastes absolutely divine. The raspberries really lighten the French toast so it doesn’t taste sickly sweet.

french toast

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