French toast with balsamic strawberries

A while ago Good Natured Fruit sent me (and lot of other food sites) some punnets of their strawberries along with some cream and Pimms to try.  The strawberries were so delicious that I just ate them straight away.  Interestingly the strawberries are not actually organic but instead are grown without the use of pesticides.  Instead they use bugs, such as ladybirds, to get rid of any pests so you get amazing flavour without any nasties and at a cheaper price than organic.  Yet another producer showing how organic is not always best.  

In proof that sometimes it is worth sending stuff to me even if it takes me a month or so to post about it (really!), I have actually taken to buying these Good Natured strawberries whenever I can.  The other day I bought some and rather than just eating them (which really is not a very exciting post) I soaked them in balsamic vinegar and served them with French toast.  If this is not one of the most delicious and decadent brunch options I don’t know what is.  
4 slices of bread
4 eggs
6 tsp caster sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
100g strawberries
1.  Hull the strawberries and cut them in half.  
2.  Mix the balsamic vinegar and two teaspoons of sugar together and then soak the strawberries for one hour.
3.  Whisk the eggs and combine with the remaining sugar.  Soak the bread in the egg mixture ensuring that there is enough time for the bread to absorb the egg like a sponge and that all of the bread is covered in egg.  
4.  Fry the bread in a frying pan on both sides until it is a golden brown colour.  Top with the balsamic strawberries to serve.
If you are looking for brunch options try this recipe for ricotta banana hot cakes or read this post on some of my favourite London breakfast spots.  
Gourmet Chick was invited to try the strawberries by Good Natured fruit free of charge.  


  1. That’s a really good idea. I love your plate too, the colour is great with the red of the strawberries.

  2. Ginger I know that you are a kitchenware fan after my own heart! If only we had more room in London kitchens… (plate is from Zara home by the way wish I could afford to buy the whole set).

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