Orange French Toast

IMG_7908This recipe is from Nigella Lawson’s collection. I love the fact that she also publishes the simplest of recipes with a few of her synonymous  golden touches and that they are all utterly delicious.


  • 2 large eggs
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 60 ml full fat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large, thick slices white bread
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 75 g fine-cut marmalade Old Fashioned Marmalade
  • 50 g castor sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter 


 1. Whisk the eggs, orange zest, milk and ground cinnamon in a wide shallow dish.

2. Soak the bread slices in this mixture for 2 minutes a side.

3. While the eggy bread is soaking, bring the orange juice, marmalade and sugar to the boil in a saucepan, then turn down the heat to a fast simmer for 3-4 minutes.

4. Heat the butter in a heavy-based frying pan and cook the eggy bread for about 2 minutes a side over a medium heat until golden.

5. Serve the French toast with some of the amber syrup poured over each slice, and a jug of extra syrup on the side.


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