• 4 slices of bread (white or brown)
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 ml milk
  • 1 thee spoon vanilla extract
  • 1 thee spoon cinnamon
  • Butter or oil to bake
  • Powdered sugar and/or maple sirup


  1. Mix the eggs, milk and vanilla extract by stirring in a shallow bowl
  2. Dip the bread slices in the egg mixture on both sides
  3. Heat a baking pan on moderate heat and add a bit of butter or oil
  4. Bake the bread slices on both sides gold brown, about 2-3 minutes per side
  5. Put the baked Wentelteefjes on a plate and sprinkle powdered sugar or maple sirop. You can also make other toppings, such as fresh fruit and/or whipped cream.


In the past, this was a way to use old bread and to make a tasty dessert. The name Wentelteefje is difficult to translate. “teefje” is a female dog and “Wentelen” means “Wallow”. The dictionary also gives as translation “French Toast”. It has its origin in the Roman empire.

Hans Blankestijn: I learned this recipe from my grandmother, around 1958.

Sustainability and healthy tips and tricks

  • Use plantbased milk like almond milk or oat milk.
  • Use a minmum of sugar to make the recipe healthier.
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