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Spoil yourself with these Stuffed French Toast Skewers


French toast is perfect for breakfast or brunch, it is simple and delicious, plus you will have so much fun making it.

Most of you have made French toast before, but have you tried French Toast on Skewers? Spoil yourself and the family with these Stuffed French Toast Skewers made with Coupland’s premium Our Country Harvest White Toast Bread, they are so simple to make, and surely it will brighten up anyone’s morning. Have kids in the family? Get them involved too!


Stuffed French Toast Skewers

Total cooking time: 30 min




  • 1 loaf of Coupland’s premium Our Country Harvest White Toast Bread
  • Strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (or bananas)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (or golden syrup)
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Additional maple syrup and sliced fresh strawberries (or bananas)


  1. Spread jam over four slices of Coupland’s premium Our Country Harvest White Toast Bread, top with sliced strawberries, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  2. Spread peanut butter over another four slices of bread, place them over the jammed slices to make jam peanut butter sandwiches stuffed with strawberries.
  3. Lightly grease a large flat pan, bring it to medium heat.
  4. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, milk, 3 tablespoon syrup and vanilla until blended.
  5. Dip the sandwiches in egg mixture, allowing each side to soak 10 seconds. Place sandwiches on heated flat pan, toast 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  6. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board, brush sandwiches with remaining syrup. Cut sandwiches into quarters.
  7. Prepare some bamboo skewers, alternately thread French toast quarters, halved strawberries. Serve with additional syrup and fruit.


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Christmas Ham

You can’t have a good old Kiwi Christmas without one! A Hellers Premium Leg Ham 97% Fat Free tastes absolutely delicious, but can only be improved by one thing… a sticky, sweet glaze which pairs perfectly with the natural saltiness of the ham!


How to glaze a ham:
  1. Take the ham out of the packaging.
  2. With a sharp knife, score the ham in a cross-hatch pattern (or use diagonal lines if doing a cross-hatch pattern is too difficult). Score deep enough to cut through the fat, but not into the ham meat below.
  3. Glaze the ham with a glaze of choice. We recommend the glaze below, but feel free to use whatever glaze is in your favourite cook book. Save any glaze for later.
  4. Cook the ham for approximately 10 minutes per KG at 160°C to set the glaze or 20 minutes per KG if you want to serve the ham hot.
  5. Throughout the cooking time brush over any leftover glaze from before or spoon over any of the delicious juices from the pan to give the ham a golden glow.
  6. Serve the ham hot or cold with other festive lunch foods.
  7. Any unused ham can be stored in the fridge wrapped in a damp muslin bag or clean tea towel soaked in water.


Brown Sugar Glaze:


  • 1 ham
  • A small handful of whole gloves – about 70
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum, pineapple juice or apple juice



  1. Make the Brown Sugar Glaze by mixing the brown sugar, maple syrup and rum together.
  2. Once the ham has been scored with a sharp knife (as above) insert a whole clove into each of the points where the cross-hatching intersects.
  3. Brush the ham over with the Brown Sugar Glaze.
The Perfect Christmas Banquet
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time for giving, a time for sharing and a time for delicious festive treats. 


Whether you are having a traditional Christmas Dinner, BBQ Lunch or a sneaky Bottomless Brunch – have a read below of some easy meal ideas of what we feel you can add to your Christmas menu to make it extra festive.


Idea #1.

Love trifle, but want to change it up? Try using our Ginger Loaves rather than a classic sponge as the main component. The liquid absorbs great into the loaves and the Ginger Loaves add a nice flavour sensation to an otherwise traditional trifle.


Idea #2.

Not much of a baker? Just want all the food preparation done for you? Pop into your local Coupland’s Store and see what delicious festive treats we have on offer. This includes traditional Christmas Cakes made from a Coupland’s family recipe, delicate sweet short pastry Christmas Tarts, Christmas Puddings with maximum flavour and moisture – just add custard and you are good to go, Christmas Truffles and cute Christmas Tree Biscuits. All these scrumptious baked goodies are good to go! Just display on a festive serving plate, cut to size and add a side of custard or even cream. We think these are the ideal speedy ‘don’t know what to do’ Christmas banquet idea.


Idea #3.

You can’t start Christmas Day off without having some Croissants for breakfast (well, in our opinion anyway). We stock mini and large croissants that have been pre-cooked and good to go for Christmas morning. We advise pre-ordering, so you don’t miss out. Just heat in the oven for a few minutes, cut in half and spread butter, jam, nutella or your favourite filling.


Idea #4.

Picture this… so, the whole families around and you have just finished a delicious Christmas feed of hot honey glazed ham, fresh garden potatoes, boiled bunched carrots and roast lamb with mint sauce and gravy. The effort to prepare that for the whole family was a mission, but it tasted so good! After sitting in the sun for half an hour trying to let your food sink down in your stomach, the kids come running up to you screaming “dessert, mum where’s dessert?”. You struggle to get up out of your seat but remember there are brandy snaps and meringues in the pantry cupboard. You’re also in luck because you pre-whipped some cream to go alongside the Christmas Tarts you served earlier. A smile pops onto your face. After 5 quick minutes you have whipped up some delicious brandy snaps and meringues as a quick and easy dessert! It doesn’t get much better than that to end your Christmas Day on, plus the kids faces of joy lit up the home.

If you would like to fill your pantry cupboard with some brandy snaps and meringues (in case you need them for Christmas Day) pop into your local Coupland’s Store as we have a few different varieties. You will find them near the Christmas goodies.


The whole team at Coupland’s wishes you a fantastic Christmas no matter how you are spending it and what food your decide to have!

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