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Poor Knight's Dessert

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


1/2 baguette 

2 medium eggs, beaten

2 tbsp milk

2 tbsp caster sugar 

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp oil

125g strawberry jam

50g California Raisins

100ml double cream

Icing sugar to serve


Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4.

Cut the baguette diagonally into 8 x 3cm slices.

Mix together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla in a shallow dish and add the bread slices, leave for 1-2 minutes, turn over and leave until the egg mixture has been absorbed.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the egg-soaked bread for 1 minute each side until golden and transfer to an ovenproof serving dish, bake for 5 minutes.

Mix the jam and half the raisins together and whip the cream to soft peaks.

Top the knights with the jam, then add a dollop of cream, scatter with the remaining raisins and dust with icing sugar to serve.

Cooks tip

Try different flavours of jam or try fruit compote instead.