Spiked Donut French Toast with Roasted Plums
Rum spiked french toast, tossed in spiced sugar and served with vanilla-roasted plums.
Serves: Serves 2
for the plums:
  • 2 plums
  • 2 tsp sugar (or more to taste)
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
for the toast:
  • 2 thick slices of dense white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup (85ml) milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons of rum
  • butter and oil, for cooking
  • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cardamom (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. Slice the plums in half, remove the stones (or leave them in if they're very stubborn) and place in a small baking dish. Sprinkle over the sugar and add the vanilla paste, and then toss together thoroughly with your hands, dressing the plums in the sugar and vanilla. Add a splash of water to the dish and roast for 10-20 minutes, or until the fruit is soft, but still holding its shape.
  2. To make the french toast, slice the bread into triangles and set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and rum.
  4. Place a large non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat, and add a teaspoon of butter, and a teaspoon of oil to the pan. While they're melting, take one piece of bread at a time, and carefully soak in the egg mixture - they need about 20 seconds a side to soak it up.
  5. Place no more than two slices of french toast into the pan at a time, and fry slowly, until they're golden brown and set in the middle. French toast actually takes a while to cook through, so don't rush it.
  6. Feel free to keep the toast pieces warm on a tray in the turned-off, but still warm oven from the plums, as you continue cooking all the pieces.
  7. When they're all cooked, stir together the sugar and spices on a plate, and toss the toast pieces around in it, to coat them generously.
  8. Serve two triangles of french toast per person with two halves of cooked plum, and plenty of the plum syrup. Yum!
Recipe by The Sugar Hit at http://www.thesugarhit.com/2015/04/spiked-donut-french-toast-with-roasted-plums.html