Like the perfect roast chicken. Or door-stop BLT sandwich. Or flaky beef wellington. Or crunchy fries. Or sticky toffee pudding. Or butterscotch sauce...or...
One of mine is a proper French toast. Like this sweet brioche one with carmelised banana and flaked almonds.
Now I've a sweet tooth.....and also a lot of savoury ones...so I started thinking about how I could possibly make this favourite even better. This hard task has been carried out for your benefit also dear reader. I'm just that type of self-less person.
So let's take some not-so-innocent French toast and add...oh, let's see, what about some creamy avocado and crispy smoked bacon?
I'm not advocating eating this every day of the week...but on a wintery Wednesday no one's going to judge you for indulging now are they?
Golden French toast combines with the crispy bacon and rich avocado and has a little party in your mouth. You'll want to keep eating it...and eating it....and eating it. Stop! Enjoy in moderation. Ahem.
Ingredients (serves 2)
4 slices streaky bacon
1 ripe avocado
Salt and pepper, to season
2 medium free range eggs
60ml whole milk
4 slices bread
It's best to use bread that is at least 1 day old. What a perfect excuse for using up those last few slices.
Cook the bacon under a high grill until crispy. While the bacon is cooking, mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while you make the French toast.
Whisk the eggs and milk in a medium sized bowl. Place the bread in the egg mixture and leave to soak for 1 minute, then turn the bread over. Don't let the bread get too soggy.
Melt the butter in a frying pan on a medium heat. When the butter is sizzling add the bread and cook until both sides are golden brown.
Top the toast with the avocado and bacon.