I am no great French Chef, but I decided that I would start sharing some basic cooking recipes with my girls Zara and Bailey, especially as they are now of the age (10 and 8) where than can do most of the work themselves. For this morning’s lesson and in preparation for upcoming Bastille Day, we had a little class on how to make French Toast.

2 eggs
½ cup of milk
6 slices of white bread


1. Beat together the eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt.
2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Dunk each slice of bread into the egg mixture, soaking both sides.
4. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden.
5. Serve hot either sweet: icing sugar, whipped cream, strawberries or savoury: bacon, syryp).

Other fun ideas I did for the class included:
1. Making little aprons from a tea towel (simply sew ribbon to the ends) and buying cute children’s chef hats from IKEA.
2. Setting the table like a French Bistro complete with little place cards featuring famous French landmarks and popping these into champagne cork holders.
3. Decorating the table with red flowers and using the landscape illustrations to decorate the metal plant pot also from IKEA.
4. Played classic French Café music off my cell phone.
5. Whilst eating, we learnt a few French phrases that one would need in a restaurant and naturally how to toast in French: “Santé”.