Recipes French Toast

Sticky Knights of Windsor

 It is true that necessity is the mother of invention. When my son was quite young he would eat only bread and peanut butter. We devised this version on French Toast so that he would at least get eggs and milk. Many years later it is still a family favorite.

The name is my son’s twist on what his British great-grandmother called French Toast. “Poor Knights of Windsor” is a dish colloquially known in Britain as Eggy Bread, or French Toast in North America.

Prep Time: 5 min

Servings 4


•  2 tbsp. (30 ml.) Caster Sugar (NOTE: Castor Sugar is the British equivalent of superfine sugar. It is NOT powdered sugar. If you can not find superfine sugar, use a food processor. Make your own!);  

•  ½ cup (120 ml.) Milk. We use 2% Fresh Milk;

•  1/4 cup (60 ml.) Peanut Butter;

•  3 to 4 Thick Slices Stale Bread, White, French, Italian;

•  4 Large Egg Yolks, beaten;

•  1 Tbsp. (15 ml.) vegetable oil;

•  cups (500 ml.) fresh strawberries, sliced;

•  2 bananas, sliced;

•  Maple Syrup


(1). BLEND first 3 ingredients (Sugar, Milk, Peanut Butter) in blender until smooth. Pour into shallow dish;

(2). CUT the crusts from the stale bread and cut each slice in half. (Or use cookie cutters to make different shapes);

(3). Place the beaten egg yolks in a shallow dish. DIP the slices of bread in the milk mixture (made in Step 1) and then into the egg yolks. TURN to coat both sides of the bread;

(4). HEAT the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet, medium heat.

(5). COOK the bread until golden brown on both sides;

(6). Drain well and keep hot while the remaining pieces are cooked to your satisfaction;

 To serve – top with sliced fresh strawberries and bananas, then drizzle Maple Syrup over your creation. Enjoy.


Bread slices can be soaked in egg mixture and kept in your refrigerator overnight. When ready, cook as directed above.


  1. French toast
  2. Suzanne Somers Diet
  3. French Toast I Recipe –

Image Credit