French toast with orange syrup

My kids tried French toast at a school event and got too excited about it. So, they made a special request for it. I always thought that French toast was just a fancy name for the poor man’s dessert my mom used to make  when all we had at home was bread, eggs and sugar. I wanted to try something a tad more sophisticated. Nigella’s book was still lying on the table  and, sure enough, she had a recipe for French toast. I tried it and, indeed, I found the taste to be  quite sophisticated in its simplicity (despite the whole wheat bread, which  is almost the only kind we eat at home). My kids wanted extra `sugar’ to please their palate and added extra marmalade but I was happy without anything extra on top,  except, of course,  for the little syrup that comes with the recipe.



  • four slices of bread (I got whole wheat,  not typical for a French toast)
  • 2 eggs
  • milk
  • butter for the pan
  • juice from one orange
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

How to make: Dip the bread slices (or sticks) in the eggs and milk mix for five minutes. Then, turn the slices on the other side and let them soak for another 5 minutes.  Heat the butter and cook the slices until brown. Flip over and cook  until the other side is brown. In a small sauce pan, mix the juice with the jam and cook at low heat until the liquid acquires syrup consistency. Pour on top of the French toast.

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