I have not gone nuts..well not yet, I mean. And this is a totally totally inspired recipe. The one and only- Nigella Lawson. I had big doubts about her claim that it is a french toast which tastes like a donut, but eventually curiosity got the better of me and I tried it (a diet version of course!); and am I glad I did! Thank you Nigella!
This recipe is very very easy to make and works great when you want a dessert breakfast (that is a category in my life 🙂 ) or whenever it takes your fancy. While Nigella uses a big knob of butter and completely coats the french toast in caster sugar, I am more conservative and have used only a teaspoon of butter and one teaspoon oil (so that the butter does not burn) and have dusted the french toast with diet sugar. So go ahead and try it, either way its a yummy quick bite!
You will need:
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
One thick slice of bread (preferrably stale so that it soaks up more batter and becomes more donut-y)
1/4 cup diet sugar or ground sugar or caster sugar
1 tsp butter
1 tsp oil
– Beat lightly the egg and milk. Add the vanilla extract to this mixture and beat again.
– Cut the bread slice diagonally and dip the slice in the egg mixture well so that the batter coats the slice on both the sides.
– Heat the butter and oil on a non stick pan and cook the french toast on it on both the sides.
– Dust with diet sugar or caster sugar when slightly cooled and serve. The yeast in the bread combined with the vanilla and sugar makes it taste like a donut..well.. I said ‘like a donut’. 🙂