Recipe by FloridaNative
From "Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook" by Dawn Wells (Mary Ann herself), Ken Beck and Jim Clark. I got this cookbook in a swap and it's got some very humorous quotes and recipe titles. This recipe for French toast is posted for ZWT8 - France. Did you know Mr. Howell once said, "If it weren't for the money, I'd rather be poor."
Top Review by Random Rachel
While this was a delicious recipe, with a wonderful texture and easy cleanup, the directions and amounts were way off. The egg/oj mixture was only enough to dip 4 slices of bread in. The baking time was also way off, I peeked at it after 10 minutes and it was already done, possibly a bit overdone. The flavor was amazing - it reminded me of orange danish rolls. I will definitely be making french toast like this again, adjusting the ingredients and cooking time. I lined my pan with foil, which made clean up so much easier than frying the toast in a skillet. It would be great for a holiday breakfast where you need to feed several people all at once.
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 8 slices bread (firm-type)
- maple syrup, to serve
Directions See How It's Made
- In a 15 x 10-inch jelly-role pan melt the butter in a 425 deg F oven.
- Sprinkle the pan with mixture of sugar and cinnamon,.
- In a shallow bowl mix the eggs and orange juice, and dip the bread slices in the mixture until well soaked but not falling apart.
- Arrange close together in the prepared pan.
- Bake at 425 deg F for 20 minutes, or until set.
- With a pancake turner, invert the toast onto serving plates.
- Serve with maple syrup.
- Variations: For Sesame toast, sprinkle melted butter with 2 tablespoons sesame seeds.