We love Nadiya Hussain so to celebrate Real Bread week we couldn’t think of a better recipe to use! Using Astons Bakehouse bread to create savoury French toast.
- 6 free-range eggs
- 100ml full-fat milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- 1 tsp onion granules
- 6 slices slices of Astons farmhouse bloomer
- 1 packet Helen Browning’s Dry Cured Ham
- 3 slices mild cheese
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Tomato ketchup, for serving (optional)
Put the eggs into a shallow bowl wide enough to take a slice of bread, and add the milk, salt, sugar, turmeric, garlic granules and onion granules. Mix well and leave to sit for 5 minutes, allowing the granules to rehydrate in the egg mix.
Sandwich the slices of bread together with the ham and cheese. Dip them into the egg mixture and pop them on a plate.
Put a non-stick frying pan on the hob with a thin layer of oil on the base.
Take one of the sandwiches and dip it back into the egg mixture to get another soaking, then fry on a medium heat for 3 minutes, until it has a golden-brown colour and the cheese begins to melt. Turnover and cook for another 3 minutes, pressing lightly with a spatula to help seal the bread, then pop the sandwich onto a plate lined with some kitchen paper. When they’re done, cut them in half.
Add some more oil to the base of the pan and repeat with the other sandwiches, dipping and frying in the same way. Depending how absorbent the bread is, you may find you have enough eggy mixture left to make another sandwich.
These are best eaten fresh, but it there are any leftovers you can wrap then in foil and freeze them.