Flora Recipe: French Toast with Cinnamon and Plums


Flora French Toast with Cinnamon and Plums


  • 4 eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 ml) Flora Gold
  • 3ml Robertsons Cinnamon
  • 8 slices of bread
  • To Serve
  • 8 ripe plums, halved and stoned
  • 2 TBsp. (30 ml) Flora Gold
  • 2 TBsp. (30 ml) sugar
  • Maple Syrup


  1. Mix the eggs and milk together then pour the mixture into a shallow dish. Mix the Flora Gold and cinnamon together. Spread the bread on both sides with the flavoured Flora.
  2. Soak the bread in the mixture for a few minutes. Heat a large pan, add a little Flora Gold and cook the French toast until golden on both sides.
  3. Heat another pan and melt the Flora Gold. Dip the plums into the sugar then place cut side down on the hot pan and allow the sugar to caramelise, but don’t let it burn! When all the plums are ready serve with the French toast and maple syrup.

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Having come from humble beginnings and growing up in the village of Bergville in Kwa Zulu Natal, Zanele Van Zyl has successfully managed to turn her passion into a career.

As a young girl, she grew up watching her mother cook soulful traditional food. It was only after she met her husband who challenged her in the kitchen with his cooking skills that she discovered her passion and talent in culinary arts. She was then inspired to study and qualify as a professional chef.

Her tenacity and entrepreneurial nature led her to start the “Cooking With Zanele” classes where she teaches and shares her passion for food with keen foodies in different kitchens across the country. She makes cooking delicious beautiful food less daunting by demonstrating her creative, quick and easy recipes in a fun learning environment.

Over the years the Zanele has built and inspired a community of foodies through her cooking classes, social media platforms, and now her self-published cookbook (Cooking with Zanele – Simple, Delicious, Quick Meals) that has been well received by her followers.

 Cooking With Zanele has become a recognizable brand that influences dinner decisions and inspires busy homemakers to experiment in the kitchen and elevate the quality of food they serve to their family and friends.