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Eat in bed: Orange french toast

Breakfast in bed always seems like the ultimate weekend luxury and this recipe from the Queen of Indulgence, Nigella Lawson, will make it that much more of a treat.

Serves 2

2 eggs
Grated zest of 1 orange
60ml full-fat milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large, thick slices of white bread or 4 smaller slices
Juice of 1 orange
75g fine-cut marmalade, such as Tiptree Crystal
50g caster sugar
1 x 15ml tablespoon butter

Whisk the eggs, orange zest, milk and ground cinnamon in a wide, shallow dish. Soak the bread slices in this micture for 2 minutes on each side. While the eggy bread is soaking, bring the orange juice, marmalade and sugar to the boil in a saucepan, then turn down the heat to a fast simmer for 3-4 minutes. If you need to, let this syrup stand while you cook the bread.

Heat the butter in a heavy-based frying pan and cook the eggy bread for about 2 minutes a side over a medium heat until golden. Serve the French toast with some of the amber syrup poured over each slice, and a jug of extra syrup on the side.