Vegan french toast with strawberries
What about the milk?
When you first think about going vegan there is probably lots of things going through your mind: what do I do with eggs? How can I survive without milk? Or cheese? Cheese, I have to confess, is probably my worst ‘enemy’ in that respect. I just love it too much. Also I am not 100% vegan but I do eat vegan most of the time. Vegetarian if I don’t. I find that it is easy to eat vegan at home, but once you go out into the real world, it is not so easy. So I don’t make a fuss about it and go with the flow when that is needed. It works for me.
Vegan French toast
So when I first wanted to make a vegan version of French toast I wasn’t too sure if it would work. I mean: mine always had cream and eggs through it so how would that work without? As it turns out you hardly miss the dairy in this French toast version. It is maybe a little bit different in texture. Less creamy I would say than your average French toast, but it is equally as delicious. So another thing checked of my list.
- 80 gr flour 2/3 cup
- 2 tsp mixed spices cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves
- 300 ml almond milk 1,25 cup
- oil for baking
- 8 slices of bread
- 150 gr 2 cups fresh strawberries or fruit of your choice
- icing sugar or maple syrup to choice
Pour the almond milk in a bowl and ad the flour and the spices. Whisk it well.
Heat a frying pan with a bit of oil and dip a slice of bread into your milk mixture. Let it soak for a bit and than place in the hot pan.
Bake it golden on both sides and than continue with the rest of the slices.
Serve the french toast with fresh strawberries and some icing sugar (or maple syrup)
How I took the shot
Canon EOS 5D mark IV. Lens: 100mm macro f2.8
ISO 800 (that was a mistake. It didn’t need to be so high as I was using a tripod.), 1/125s at f2.8
I wanted some shadows in this shot, so the scene is lit from behind. Obviously a topshot but I slightly reduced the light on the top left of the frame and used a foamboard reflector on the front of the image. I placed it a little bit further away from the plate so there would still be some shadows left.