From Martha Stewart. That woman sure knows how to make a delicious french toast! I have changed her recipe to omit some unneeded calories and fat. It is the best french toast our family has ever had, and our guests all agreed! I make this on a Sunday morning if we still have extra challah left over.
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- 6 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 orange, juice of
- 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons liquor (I use almond or orange flavored, Martha's recipe states cognac)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (splenda works equally well)
- 1 lemon, zest of
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 6 slices bread, 1-2 days old (1 inch pieces, challah or brioche are best)
- canola oil, for frying (any neutral oil will do, may add unsalted butter for more flavor)
- 1Whisk together eggs, milk, juice, vanilla, liquor, sugar, zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl.
- 2Place bread in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold bread slices in a single layer.
- 3Pour egg mixture over bread; soak 10 minutes.
- 4Turn slices over (Carefully) and soak 5-10minutes more, until soaked through.
- 5Preheat oven to 200 deg F. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet, and set aside.
- 6Heat canola oil (with some butter if so wish) in a skillet over medium heat.
- 7Fry half the bread slices until golden brown, around 3 minutes per side.
- 8Transfer to wire rack; place in oven while cooking remaining bread.
- 9Wipe skillet and repeat with fresh oil/butter and bread.
- 10Keep in oven until ready to serve.
- 11Serve with dusted powdered sugar and maple syrup (I like fresh berries on top, too).
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Nutritional Facts for Martha's Perfect French Toast
Serving Size: 1 (942 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 206.7
- Calories from Fat 72
- Total Fat 8.0 g
- Saturated Fat 3.1 g
- Cholesterol 220.0 mg
- Sodium 296.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 20.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 5.3 g
- Protein 10.3 g
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