french toast is very special. It can be made and easily transported to be cooked
elsewhere. This recipe was published in Bon Appetite, September 1995.
Marnier French Toast *
3/4 inch thick slices of French Bread 4 large eggs 3/4 cup Half &
Half 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract 1/4 cup Grand Marnier orange flavored liqueur 4 tablespoons
the eggs, half and half, Grand marnier, sugar, grated orange peel and vanilla
extract. Dip the bread slices into this mixture and place into a baking dish (suggested
size 13x9x2). Pour the remaining mixture over the bread in the baking dish and
let stand for twenty minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the
two tablespoons of butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add bread slices
and cook until brown and cooked through. Place the cooked bread onto the baking
sheet in the oven to keep warm. Add butter to skillet as needed to cook remaining
powdered sugar and warm maple syrup.
frozen orange juice concentrate can be substituted for Grand Marnier. This dish
can be prepared a day ahead of time, covered and refrigerated. Take out of refrigerator
at least 1/2 hour prior to cooking.