Simple French Toast
2 medium (US large) eggs
150ml/¼ pint/scant ⅔ cup skimmed milk
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon
4 slices white bread
50g/2oz/¼ cup butter
maple syrup and crisp cooked bacon slices or fresh strawberries to serve
1 Whisk together the eggs, milk and nutmeg or cinnamon in a shallow dish.
2 Dip the slices of bread into the beaten egg, coating them well and soaking up some of the mixture.
3 Heat half the butter in a frying pan over a low heat. When the butter is foaming, fry the egg-coated bread in batches, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on kitchen paper.
4 Serve immediately, drizzled with maple syrup, with crispy bacon or strawberries.