Prep 6 hrs
Cook 10 mins
Plan ahead this needs to stay in the fridge for 6 hours.
- 1 loaf French bread (10 ounce) or 1 loaf Italian bread, unsliced (10 ounce)
- 6 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 -2 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- orange slice (to garnish)
- powdered sugar, for sprinkling
- Slice the bread 3/4-inch thick.
- Arrange in single layer in a well-greased 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, orange juice, whipping cream, orange rind, vanilla and salt to blend well.
- Pour over the bread slices in the pan, turning to coat well.
- Cover; refrigerate for about 6 hours.
- Grill or bake.
- To grill; melt the butter in a skillet or flat grill.
- Add the bread in batches; cook to brown on both sides.
- To bake: heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cover a large baking sheet with foil, and grease.
- Put bread slices on the foil in a single layer; bake 13-15 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.
- Garnish with orange slices and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I actually made this for dinner for the boys because they wanted French Toast. I made a loaf of crusty french bread the day before and used it for this recipe. They loved the orange and said the french toast was "perfection"... The recipe halved easily. Thanks Kitz!
Very good! Made for 1 which was 3 slices of bread. I didn`t soak overnight. Because I wanted it like now! I used buttermilk in place of the whipping cream because thats what I had and used a tablespoon of frozen condensed OJ melted and a bit extra buttermilk. The orange came through real nice and fresh! Thanks!
I've made this a few times now and the reaction is always the same!!! I want seconds ! I made it for a breakfast at a "girls" weekend and all loved it. It's so easy and yummy, I love the "do it the night before and pop in the oven ease" next day. The only difference I made was in Australia we don't have 1/2&1/2 so I used a mix of cream and milk, but that was too sloppy, so next time I used more cream and less milk and it was fine. Fat content up, but a once in a while treat is ok! Sharon