What better way to celebrate Mother’s day with this delicious french toast for breakfast or brunch? Mother’s love is priceless and forever; nobody on this planet can replace her. Reminiscing one of the many sweet memories I had with my ma; I would give her a yellow rose on Mother’s day which she cherished and say ‘I love you mummy;’ she responded succinctly with a gentle smile saying ‘I love you all the time’; the dried rose was always there in the vase and never thrown away.

French Toast with Lemon or Wentelteefjes is the Dutch style of making french toast. It’s simple and easy; also makes a tasty breakfast in a jiffy. Originally, french toast was made with a day-old bread however, can make it with fresh bread too. Kids love to make french toast; a recipe which they learn from their mothers or grandmothers.

For this recipe, I have used a day-old bread and kept the crusts of the bread since my son loves it; however, can remove crusts if desired. Have used spelt-flour bread for a healthy version; it is very tasty with white bread. Instead of brown or vanilla sugar, icing sugar can be used for dusting. The key area to be focussed is that the bread slices should be completely soaked in the egg-milk mixture.

Delicious and easy dutch style french toast with the touch of lemon makes a perfect break-fast or brunch on Mother’s day.

prep time : 7 mins, cooking time : 30 mins, cuisine : dutch, serves 6-7, author : gloria


6-7 bread slices of your choice (preferably, a day-old)

2 eggs (lightly beaten)

1 lemon rind (grated/minced)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

200 ml milk

30 gms butter (as required)

1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar or vanilla sugar (as desired)


Whisk eggs lightly in a bowl and stir in the lemon rind, spice and milk.

Dip slices of bread in the egg-milk mixture. Place the slices on top of each other in a wide plate or bowl to absorb all the remaining liquid.

In a skillet, heat butter over moderate heat and fry the bread on both sides until golden brown. Serve warm with brown sugar or vanilla sugar on top.

Eet smakelijk!!!

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