gourmet french toast

When last did you make French toast? It’s so simple and a real treat that should be doused with syrup. Make more than you would normally, this is a real hit and not for the weight conscious.
What you need

2 eggs
2 tablespoons caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 tin evaporated milk (it makes all the difference)
Butter for frying

Thick cut bread slices about 2-3cm thick (use white bread like french loaf or a sweet bread like Kitke)

Fruit and syrup to top it off

The process

Beat the eggs in a bowl, add the caster sugar, vanilla essence and evaporated milk and whisk together well. You want most of the caster sugar to dissolve.

Place the bread pieces in batches in a shallow dish and pour over the mixture, turning them to coat well.

Heat a pan to medium and melt some butter and cook the bread until golden brown with a few dark areas on the edges. if your pan is too hot the bread will not heat through and the outside will burn.

Serve immediately with fruit slices and a good amount of syrup.

It’s heaven, take my word for it.