Lemon French Toast with Roasted Plums

Serving size: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

2 eggs, beaten
100ml milk
Zest of 1 lemon and juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp caster sugar
4 slices bread or brioche, cut in half diagonally
450g plums, halved and stoned
120g light brown sugar
50g butter, melted
½tsp mixed spice
1 tbsp lemon juice
Butter for frying the toast
Crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream, to serve

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Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5

Place the plums cut side up on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the light brown sugar and drizzle with the melted butter then sprinkle over the mixed spice and lemon juice and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the plums are slightly brown and just soft.

Beat the eggs, milk, lemon zest and 1 tbsp sugar in a shallow dish. Add the bread, then turn in the liquid until well soaked.

Heat a little butter in a large non-stick frying pan, then add the slices of bread and fry on each side until golden brown. Put two slices on each plate, sprinkle with the remaining sugar, then spoon over the warm plums and their juices.

Serve with crème fraîche, cream or vanilla ice cream.

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