Sunday, April 12, 2009

Doughnut French Toast

Besides having an affection for baked goods, I love any food that has to do with breakfast; pancakes, waffles, bread, french toast, you name it. I try to make as many mornings 'special' with a delicious, easy, comforting breakfast. I was up late surfing on youtube and I found a video of Nigella Lawson's 'Doughnut French Toast' and I had to compose myself not to run downstairs and make it immediately. So I made it yesterday, and ah, wishing I had discovered this recipe earlier! It is so good! It doesn't taste entirely of doughnut, but I can see the resemblance with the sugar topping and strawberry jam. It is very rich; I could only eat 1 slice of bread and was full for 4 hours. But that's nothing to complain about! Rating: 5/5.

Doughnut French Toast recipe: Nigella Lawson - Nigella Express

Ingredients: enough for 2 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup full-fat milk (I used regular milk)
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 slices from a small white loaf or 2 slices from a large white loaf, each large slice cut in half
- 1-ounce butter, plus a drop flavourless oil, for frying
- 1/4 cup sugar

Strawberry Jam: optional, you can use store-bought jam
- 4 to 5 strawberries (15g)
- 4 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions:
- Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla in a wide shallow bowl.
- Soak the bread halves in the eggy mixture for 5 minutes a side.
- Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan/skillet, fry the egg-soaked bread until golden and scorched in parts on both sides.
- Put the sugar onto a plate and then dredge the cooked bread until coated like a sugared doughnut.

Strawberry Jam:
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Process until the jam is smooth.
- Pour over the french toast.


Soaking up all that golden mix.


I love how it's the bread it cut crosswise.


Dipping it in sugar.


And as easy as that, it's ready!


Delish!!!


Click here to see Nigella's video.

4 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

What a nice treat. I hae to try these sounds delicious :)

Eliana said...

French toast is an excuse for having dessert for breakfast.

apparentlyjessy said...

Gah! Gosh these look freaking delicious! I wish I hadn't already eaten breakfast...might have to have a second breakfast later! I have the urge to cook these immediately too!

I think I am going to have to follow your blog...so many yummy things! :)

Elise said...

I love the Pain Perdu, it is delicious !