Bobby Griffing, head chef at Catch Dubai, shows us how to make the best French toast in town
How to make: French toast
Two thick slices of brioche bread; 25ml milk, 25ml cream, half an egg, sugar and cinnamon for the batter; one banana, sliced; vanilla ice cream; 30g of mixed berries, 5g of sugar and a pinch of salt for the berry compote.
▶ Make your batter by mixing your milk, cream and eggs in a bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon according to taste. Remove the crusts and dip your slices of bread in the mixture. Leave for 20 seconds or so.
▶ Put a good-sized knob of butter into a frying pan. Place the pan on medium heat.
▶ Cook your slices of bread for 20 to 30 seconds. Turn and repeat.
▶ When golden brown, remove your toast from the pan. Scatter a couple of teaspoons of sugar into the pan and use this area to caramelise your banana slices. Make sure to cook each slice on both sides.
▶ To plate, stack your two pieces of toast on top of each other. Sprinkle with a layer of sugar powder, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you are feeling ambitious, serve your French toast with a handmade mixed berry compote, consisting of 10g of raspberries, 10g of blueberries and 10g of blackberries. For every 30g of mixed berries, add 5g of sugar and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring gently.