A sure success with kids and adults alike. You can also do this with whole wheat or white bread as well for people who are gluten tolerant
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 8 slices of 1.5 cm thick gluten-free bread Refined oil DRIED FRUIT COMPOTE 11⁄3 cup unsweetened 100% apple juice 1 cup halved preservative-free dried apple slices 1⁄2 cup halved dried wild figs 1⁄2 cup sultanas 1⁄2 cup raisins 3 cm piece cinnamons stick Recipe Method: To make Dried Fruit Compote, place apple juice, apples, figs, sultanas, raisins and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring gently occasionally, for 15 minutes or until fruit is plump and tender. Set aside to cool. Whisk together eggs, milk and maple syrup in a bowl until combined. Place bread slices in a shallow dish in a single layer and pour egg mixture over the top. Carefully turn bread to coat in the egg mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes or until all egg mixture has soaked into the bread. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush with oil to lightly grease. Add enough bread slices to fit comfortably in the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until golden underneath. Carefully turn the slices and cook for 2 minutes or until golden. Line an oven tray with baking paper and place bread on tray in oven at 100°C (200°F) to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining bread slices, brushing the pan with oil before cooking. Place the toast onto serving plates and serve warm with the fruit compote. Dried Fruit Compote will keep, covered, in refrigerator for up to 1 week. French toast can be cooked 1 hour ahead. Keep warm in oven, as suggested.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.