This 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.