Good Chef Bad Chef - Bacon Stuffed French Toast with Character Frypan and Grillpan

Get your brunch game on with this uber-indulgent and mouth-watering french toast. French toast is a very iconic breakfast staple and this version is made even better by stuffing it with bacon and cheese! The contrasting flavours of the maple syrup-drenched french toast, the slight tang of the berries and savoury bacon and cheese complement each other well and will definitely make your tastebuds very happy.

Serves: 3
Time: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Adrian Richardson

½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
9 slices short cut bacon
1 loaf day old bread

⅓ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs


To serve
1 tbsp brown sugar
Maple syrup
Icing sugar, to dust


Julienne 3 slices of bacon and place in a bowl with cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Season generously with pepper.

In a different shallow bowl use a fork to combine milk, eggs and vanilla.

Cut a slice almost all the way through a loaf of bread and then a second full slice directly behind it. This creates one piece of bread with a pocket in the centre. Stuff the bread pockets with the bacon and cheese mixture and then dip in the egg mixture to make French toast.

Put butter into the Tefal Character Frypan over medium heat. Toast bread for a few minutes on both sides until golden brown and the cheese has melted in the centre.

Meanwhile grill the remaining 6 slices of bacon on the Tefal Character Grillpan over a medium-high heat until crispy.

Top the French toast with bacon, a pinch of brown sugar, fresh berries, a drizzle of maple syrup, mint and a dusting of icing sugar.


This recipe is cooked using the Tefal Character Frypan 30cm and Grillpan which is part of the Tefal Character Non-Stick Induction Range. To know more about the product and rest of the Character cookware range, please click here.


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