So my friend Elli made Nigella's donut french toast. The idea being that the french toast was based on a powered donut... Which got me to thinking - what if you made french toast out of donuts. So I set myself a mission to make french toast using donuts. Originally I thought Nigella would be proud. Now in hindsight I'd think Elvis would be proud...
Elli's effort and how the damn thing is actually meant to look - http://www.flickr.com/photos/1773/4765975036
Donut French Toast
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
60ml full-fat milk
4 slices from a small white loaf or 2 slices from a large white loaf, each large slice cut in half - this is obviously where I chose to use Cinnamon Donuts
25g butter, plus a drop of flavourless oil for frying
50g caster sugar
Serving Size : Serves 2
1.Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla in a wide, shallow bowl.
2.Soak the bread halves in the eggy mixture for 5 minutes a side.
Problem 1 - I soaked the donuts for a little two long and one split (you'll see in the next photo)
3.Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan, and fry the egg-soaked bread until golden and scorched in parts on both sides.
4.Put the sugar on a plate and then dip the cooked bread in it until coated like a sugared doughnut
These actually taste better than you'd think... they are incredibly sweet though. Disgustingly sweet. Would I make them again? No. Was it fun? Yes. I have any number of giggles about this over the past couple of days. Just the idea and then the execution. It's fun to play with food every now & then ;)