French Toast Skewers

It makes sense that roasting meat on a stick has been around for a very long time. As you can imagine, a nomadic lifestyle made it a natural choice to cut meat into chunks and marinate it for preservation and flavour, then skewer it onto sticks and cook it over an open fire.

Whether it’s a kebab, skewer or simply food on a stick, you will find the use of sharpened tools to cook with in almost every culture imaginable. In the Orient there is satay, in France there are brochettes, in Portugal espetadas and in South Africa sosaties, given to us by the Cape Malays.

Whatever you want to call it, cooking on sticks over a fire gives food a great charred flavour and helps to keep little bits of food from falling into the coals.

These French toast skewers are an easy and fun addition to any braai. Use it as a reason to cook breakfast on the braai or bring them out as a braai dessert.


  • 1 medium French loaf
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Icing sugar to serve


Cut the French loaf into 2cm slices. Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon together and dip the bread into the mixture. Thread the bread and strawberries onto the skewers, alternating between the two. Grill on the braai until golden and crisp. Dust with icing sugar and serve. Serves 6

The Gardener