Recipe by Yia Yia
Rich and yummy! I've been using this recipe for special occasion brunches and breakfasts for several years. It ALWAYS gets great reviews and requests for the recipe. I first ran across it in Sunset magazine years ago. I hope you enjoy it!
Top Review by Baby Kato
This french toast, is a true masterpiece. Loved all the flavors, so happy that you could taste the cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and cream. What a great french toast this was, was delicious. Made the french toast with calabrese bread (what I had on hand), made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. Garnished mine with icing sugar while the dh had warmed maple syrup on his. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make again and again. Kudos for making it into my Favorites Cookbook for 2014.
- 1 day old French baguette
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1 dash ground nutmeg (I use fresh)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut off the ends of the baguette a reserve for another use. Cut the remainder in 1/2 inch slices. Let them stand for at least 4 hours or overnight to dry.
- In a 9x13 pan combine the orange juice, heavy cream, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and white sugar.
- Place the bread slices in the pan, turning the slices until the liquid is absorbed.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium to medium high heat. Add bread slices and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Dust heavily with powdered sugar to serve.
- I always include maple or fruit syrup on the table.
- Heavenly way to start the day!
- Prep time doesn't include the bread drying step.