Checking in today to share this yummy recipe with you. It's a nice fresh citrus take on french toast. Just perfect for Spring. ;)
I'm not even really sure where I initially found this recipe. Somewhere online. But I've had it for many years. I love to make it for dinner, but I have made it for Christmas morning breakfast before too. I didn't get any great after pics on a plate - just while it was cooking in the oven.
You basically make a simple french toast batter, but you add in some orange juice and orange zest. This works really well with thicker bread and with cinnamon bread especially.
However, I only had some thinner french bread on me when I made it earlier in the week for dinner and it was fine. I just couldn't let it soak as long in the batter. Then the bread is placed on greased baking sheets, but make sure well greased otherwise they will stick. Or could even use parchment paper. I increased the batter by about 1/2 more and made 12 pieces (recipe is for about 8 pieces) You can then leave them in the fridge for the day (or overnight if making for breakfast)
Then you bake them until they're nice and golden and caramelized. We had ours with some syrup, bacon and cantaloupe. Yum! I love breakfast for dinner. Don't you? Here's the recipe:
ORANGE FRENCH TOAST
3/4 c. Orange juice
1/2 c. Half & half
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp orange zest
Thick bread - cinnamon is great with this (about 8 pieces)
1/4 c. Melted butter
In a shallow bowl combine the lightly beaten eggs with the rest of the ingredients, other than bread & butter. Dip both sides of the bread in the egg mix and soak for 5 minutes. Place on greased sheet pans. Cover and let sit overnight (or for several hours). Uncover and drizzle with melted butter. Bake in preheated 325* oven for 35-40 minutes