Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Use a star shaped cookie cutter to make these beautiful French toast stars. With their delicate orange flavor, they're sure to be the star of any breakfast table.
- 8 thick slices white bread
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1. Place a slice of bread on a cutting board. Align a star-shaped cookie cutter in the center of the slice. Push the cookie cutter through the bread, rocking it gently back and forth. Once the cookie cutter makes it all the way through bread, remove bread outside the cutter. Hold the cutter down on the bread during this step to prevent the star from tearing. Use a sharp knife to trim any bread that lingers outside the cookie cutter. Gently remove the star from the cutter and put aside. Repeat on all slices of bread.
- 2. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, whipping cream, honey, salt, cinnamon, orange zest and vanilla extract.
- 3. In a griddle or frying pan, melt the butter over medium high heat.
- 4. Dip both sides of the stars in the egg mixture and carefully transfer to the hot griddle. Brown on both sides and transfer to a warm plate while remaining stars cook. Serve hot.
- My Note: I was soo bored with the same old french toast. Don't be scared by the amount of honey, I started out with only 1 tbsp and after the first slice quickly added the other tablespoons They were not too sweet at all. I used light bread and half&half instead of heavy cream. They came out great. You have to cook them at a low heat because of all the honey or they will burn quickly. Definitely a keeper in my book. Our two grandsons are huge Batman fans so I used a bat-shaped cookie cutter instead of a star and they loved it! For bread, this time I used a Bread Machine Bread from this site, it had just come out of the bread maker and worked out wonderfully for this recipe. I don't know or if it's the difference in using heavy cream in place of milk as in traditional recipes, or the addition of honey, it just was a terrific recipe-unlike any I had ever had before.
Wow, wow, wow. Chef GRPA this is my new favorite french toast, kudos to you. Was this ever flavorful, quick and really easy to make with ingredients always on hand. I loved it, orange, cinnamon and cream, can you say :yummy: I had no problem shaping the star, it was very easy. Make sure to cook on lower heat and watch carefully, because it will burn quickly. I will be making this again tomorrow, but I will be using my favorite chinese egg coconut bread, I can't wait, I have a feeling that it will be over the top good. Thank you so much for sharing.
Quartered the recipe just for me, used nice and thick almond milk instead of cream and used whole grain bread. I loved the subtle taste of orange. I haven't had french toast for ages, so this was a nice treat! Thanks!