Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
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!
- 1 day old French baguette
- 236.59 ml orange juice
- 118.29 ml heavy cream
- 2 eggs
- 4.92 ml cinnamon
- 59.14 ml white sugar
- 0.25 ml ground nutmeg (I use fresh)
- 44.37 ml butter
- 29.58 ml powdered sugar (for dusting)
- 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.
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.
I use sliced french bread!This is the best French Toast ever. Sometimes I use pineapple juice instead of orange juice.
Devoured by DH. He acted as if he hadn't had anything to eat...in minutes.