Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins
The orange flavored liqueur and the sauce make this recipe Glorious!!!! This recipe came from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Great for Christmas morning. Cook time is per batch. I double the sauce recipe as we like lots of it.
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half or 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 16 slices French bread, each 3/4 inch thick
Glorius Orange Sauce
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
- 1⁄4 cup pomegranate seeds, if desired
- Beat eggs, half-and-half, orange juice, liqueur, sugar, vanilla and salt in small bowl with fork.
- Dip bread into egg mixture, soaking thoroughly; place in ungreased rectangular pan, 15x10x1 inches.
- Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread.
- Cover loosely and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
- For sauce melt butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat.
- Add sugar and orange juice concentrate, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat; cool slightly.
- Beat with wire whisk until thick and shiny.
- Stir in pomegranate seed.
- Keep warm.
- Heat griddle to 375 or heat skillet over medium heat; grease with butter.
- Cook bread 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with sauce.
Yes, I am the friend who begs for this to be made. It is wonderful, light and fluffy. Make sure you cook it very slowly unless you like it gooey inside. Not me.
I was going to post this recipe & found this one on review. This is a GREAT RECIPE and a long standing favorite with our friends & family. One friend PLEAS for this EVERY time she comes to visit!It is as great for breakfast for a group of people as for 2 (though actually easier to prepare for a group)! The prep the night before makes it ideal for entertaining. We cook up bacon & sausage first & use 2 large skillets to get everyone served with hot crispy french toast at once. I do add 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg & orange zest & increase the cream to about 1 1/2 cups but otherwise no changes except we tend to cut the bread abit thicker - 3cm or about 1.25 inches. The Cointreau makes it awesome! Think I will try the sauce this weekend for 6 of us! Thank you for posting!