I served the Outrageous Orange French Toast in March 1999 when I first bought the inn, and over the past 11 years, the Outrageous French Toast remains a simple and comfort-food staple.
1 cup orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed) (or 2/3 cup juice and 1/3 cup Grand Marnier)
1/3 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Rind of one orange, finely grated
9 slices of challah (egg bread), 1 inch thick each, and cut each slice into two triangles
Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
Add the juice (and Grand Marnier), milk or cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, and orange rind.Mix well.
Dip the bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.
Melt the butter in a large skillet or on a grill on medium heat. Cook through, browning both sides.
Place three triangles per person, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and garnish with orange slices.
Serve with maple syrup (the real stuff!)
Ellen Gutman Chenaux
Bed and Breakfast Foodie