Because every week is sandwich week, really.

This recipe works best with some nicely staled challah - we get ours from Costco. Don’t make any plans to do anything for at least a few hours afterwards.

Serves 2-3


  • 3 eggs
  • ground cinnamon
  • 300ml of whole milk
  • 50ml of double cream
  • Skippy Smooth peanut butter
  • 6-8 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 1tbsp of vanilla extract
  • at least half a stick of unsalted butter to hand at room temperature
  • icing sugar
  • blueberries
  • maple syrup
  • 2/3 stale challah rolls (or other white bread)


  1. Preheat the oven and throw the bacon in on a baking tray.

  2. Beat the eggs, milk and cream together lightly. Add in a good dash of cinnamon and the vanilla extract.

  3. Pour the mixture in to a flat bottomed dish.

  4. Halve your rolls and submerge them into the dish for a minute, flip and then do the other side too. Try to get as good a covering as you can so the mixture has really soaked in.

  5. Melt a healthy knob of butter in your favourite pan.

  6. Batch fry the toast, making sure the pan doesn’t get too hot and brown the butter too much. 2-3 minutes per side should do it but you can flip pretty regularly. Keep going until they’re a pleasing golden brown.

  7. Once the toast is cooked, let them cool a little and then add a healthy dollop of peanut butter. Smooth works best with this recipe since it’ll melt quickly and is easier to spread without ruining the finish of your toast.

  8. The bacon should nicely crisp by this stage - wipe off any excess grease with some kitchen towel, snap them in two and put them on top of one half.

  9. Apply the top half, add a liberal dose of maple syrup, a cursory handful of blueberries on the side and sieve a layer of icing sugar on top.

  10. Cancel your plans for the rest of the day.

  • Simon.