Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nigella Lawson's Doughnut French Toast

If there is one thing that I really love, it's NPR. I know it's really dorky, you don't have to tell me. But the other day I stumbled across an NPR interview with Nigella Lawson on eating well. This does not necessarily mean eating healthily. This is not to say that the two cannot or do not overlap. However, it is absolutely a wonderful feeling to sit down with a plate of something utterly delicious in front of you and not wonder "how many calories are in this?" Eating well is about enjoying your food.

So anyway, in this radio interview, Nigella has brought some of her food for the host to try, and he's eating while he's talking to her. Just listening to him eat this french toast I was absolutely famished, he couldn't even finish a sentence, he kept making yummy noises and getting caught with his mouth full. Naturally, I had to have this french toast that was so delicious it prevented the NPR radio host from having coherent conversation. When my friend Jess came to stay with me this weekend I decided it was the perfect opportunity. It was rich, eggy, and sugar crusted. In short, all that I could have asked from a recipe entitled 'doughnut french toast.'

Doughnut French Toast:

2 eggs
1/2 cup full fat milk
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
A couple of slices of bread
1-ounce butter (for frying)
1/4 cup sugar

Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla in a wide shallow bowl.

Soak the bread halves in the eggy mixture for a couple of minutes on each side.
Heat the butter 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.


  1. seriously so good. can i come back for more please?

  2. I can't wait for you to come back, i miss you already!