Mark Hix recipe: French toast with strawberries

Serves 4
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French toast makes a great brunch or special breakfast dish and can be either sweet or savoury.

If you are going sweet, you can top the toast with a mixture of seasonal fruits or even a compote that you might have knocking around.

4 slices of brioche (or bread)
2 medium eggs, beaten
2tbsp caster sugar
100ml milk
A few drops of vanilla essence
100-120g butter
150-200g strawberries, hulled
4tbsp crème fraîche or clotted cream

Whisk the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla together, lay the brioche on a deep tray and pour the egg mixture over and leave for 20 minutes.

Heat the butter in a preferably non-stick frying pan until foaming, carefully remove the brioche from the tin with a fish slice, and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden.

To serve, transfer on to serving plates, spoon the crème fraîche on top and scatter the strawberries over.

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