Recipe Review

I Tried Hetty McKinnon’s Condensed Milk French Toast, and It’s a Creamy, Dreamy Delight

published May 20, 2022
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Credit: Renae Wilson

More than anything elaborate, it’s the simple, delightful little noshes involving pantry, fridge, or spice-rack staples that bring me the most joy. I’m always looking for a reason to crack open a can of the sweetened condensed milk I keep stocked, and Hetty McKinnon’s Hong Kong-style condensed milk French toast was exactly the one I needed.

How to Make Hetty’s Condensed Milk French Toast

This recipe is straightforward with a minimal amount of ingredients. All you need is sweetened condensed milk, two slices of thick white bread, an egg, and a couple plops of butter. Hetty instructs you to spread about a tablespoon of condensed milk on a piece of the bread and top with the second slice. Let the sandwich soak up the beaten egg on both sides. Swirl some butter in a medium hot pan, and cook the sandwich on each side until golden.  Serve hot on a plate with a little more butter and drizzled over with more condensed milk. In 15 minutes, you have an effortless yet elegant French toast breakfast.

Get the recipe: Hetty McKinnon’s Condensed Milk French Toast, at The Guardian

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My Honest Opinion of Hetty’s Condensed Milk French Toast

I’m in love. This recipe is the perfect thing to add to my Sunday brunch table, or the random Tuesday morning that I have to relax. The addition of the condensed milk between the two layers of bread adds a bit of custard-y goodness to the already eggy toast. It makes it taste smoother and creamier than traditional French toast, while the sweetness of the condensed milk is a mellow alternative to maple syrup. Plus, did I mention how creamy it is? I’m a sucker for any kind of creamy, sweet thing to eat, and this is pure decadence.

I took it upon myself to add a splash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to my beaten egg. I also sliced up a couple of strawberries to add to my plate. Perfection.

One tip to note: Regular bread works just fine. I couldn’t get my hands on thick bread for this recipe so I ended up using bread with a normal thickness. While I am certain thick toast is more delectable, average bread thickness worked just fine.