Orange Pain Perdu
2 large (US extra-large) eggs
150ml/¼ pint/scant ⅔ cup milk
finely grated zest of 1 orange
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter
8 slices raisin bread
1 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar
maple syrup to drizzle
1 Beat the eggs, milk and orange zest together in a bowl.
2 Heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Cut the slices of raisin bread in half diagonally and dip them into the egg mixture.
3 Add to the pan, a few at a time, and fry on both sides until golden brown. Keep warm while you cook the remainder.
4 Sprinkle with the sugar and serve immediately drizzled with maple syrup.