French Toast with Sour Cherries

April 03rd, 2007  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Fruit

French Toast

Is it only me or are there others out there who wake up craving something specific? It happened to me before – again on a Sunday.

I woke up this morning craving French Toast. It is pretty unusual for me as I stick to coffee and cereal in the morning.

What is happening to me? Is this for the love of blogging or just a phase?

Here’s a very quick recipe for my favorite French toast:


Serves: 2


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 thick slices of day-old or stale bread or brioche
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup of fresh sour cherries
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and pinch of salt until well blended.
  2. Dip bread into the mixture, allowing to soak for a minute on each side.
  3. Over medium-low heat, melt butter in a nonstick saute pan. Place soaked bread slices into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. In the meantime, place sour cherries and sugar in a small pot and stir to mix. Place over medium high heat and cook until the juices are slightly thickened, 5-10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the French toasts to warmed plates, spoon the sour cherries on top and serve hot.
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  1. 1 - Zeynep Seda on April 3rd, 2007

    Cenk, that happens to me all the time!! I crave for weird things at unusual times, like craving for popcorns at breakfast or begging for juicy, tasty British strawberries in the middle of winter 🙂 So compared to mine, your cravings are really innocent and achievable:)

  2. 2 - dolly on April 3rd, 2007

    Cenk, you are not alone. One morning I woke up with an intense craving for Spaghetti Carbonara and had to make it for my breakfast. I though “well I’ll consider this bacon and eggs”. I am known to eat non-breakfast food frequently for breakfast though.

  3. 3 - Patricia Scarpin on April 4th, 2007

    Cenk, I’ve never had french toast (not common around here).

    Your photos are tempting!

  4. 4 - dilayra on April 6th, 2007

    it looks so yummy:)
    I’ve never eaten at breakfast ecxept weekends..
    I liked your recipes and photos by the way.. So, its a new blog for me to follow:))

    happy weekend:)

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