Orange-Vanilla French Toast

READY IN: 6hrs 10mins


  • 1
    loaf French bread (10 ounce) or 1 loaf Italian bread, unsliced (10 ounce)
  • 6
    large eggs
  • 34
    cup orange juice
  • 12
    cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 14
    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.