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French Toast

September 8, 2011


This is a decadent special occasion treat. If you can’t find challah or brioche bread, then normal white bread or Turkish bread works well too. If you are feeling in particularly good cardiac health then some bacon instead of berries is an extra delicious addition.

Serve with fresh coffee, orange juice and/or champagne (if it’s a celebration!!). Serves 4.

6 extra-large eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla essence

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large loaf challah or brioche bread

Unsalted butter

Vegetable oil

Pure maple syrup

Fresh Raspberries, Blueberries or any other type of fruit you like (hint: if fresh fruit isn’t available then baked or poached fruit is also delicious! Try it with baked apples or poached pears).

Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange zest, vanilla, and salt. Slice the challah in 3/4-inch thick slices. Soak as many slices in the egg mixture as possible for 5 minutes, turning once.

In a large non-stick fry pan, heat a generous nob of butter and a dash of oil (the oil stops the butter from burning). Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Put cooked French toast on a tray covered in baking paper and place in the oven to keep warm. Cook the remaining bread the same way until it’s all cooked. Serve immediately with pure maple syrup, fresh berries and a dusting of icing sugar.  Yum!