Orange French Toast

(5 servings)

  • 8 eggs
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon orange liqueur (Cointreau is perfect)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 loaf Italian bread -- cut into 1/2" slices
  • 3 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons butter or margarine
Beat together eggs, orange juice, orange liqueur, 2 tbsp. confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Place bread slices in one layer in a large roasting or baking pan. Pour egg mixture over slices. Turn to soak. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, turn bread slices occasionally.

On a plate, combine remaining confectioners sugar and brown sugar. Preheat electric skillet to 375 degrees. Melt butter and set aside. Remove bread slices from egg mixture. Place in skillet. Cook French Toast about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add more butter to skillet, if necessary. Toss slices in sugar mixture and serve immediately.

Orange juice and orange liqueur give this recipe a double shot of sweet citrus flavor.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank The Boss for this recipe.

Recipe number 190. Submitted 5/5/2002.