Friday, August 6, 2010
Orange French Toast
1/2 cup milk
zest from one orange
1 Tbsp orange juice
2 Tbsp sugar
8 1 inch thick slices of baguette (will need about 1/2 baguette)
Oil or butter for frying (I just use oil but I suppose tradition would mandate butter)
1. Whisk together the first five ingredients in a small bowl or directly in the dish you will be soaking the bread in. I used an 8x8 glass baking dish and all of the bread fit perfectly. When the mixture is whisked together, place the pieces of bread down inside it. Cover the pan with saran wrap and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes. Flip the pieces of bread and let them soak for a minimum of 15 minutes and up to 8 hours or so.
2. When you are ready to fry them up, pour about a tablespoon of oil into a frying pan and heat up over medium heat. place the bread slices down in the oil and fry for about 2 minutes, then flip them over and fry for an additional 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Serve up and enjoy.
Things I would do differently: I used the other half of the baguette to make french toast for my boyfriend later in the week but this time I flavored the slices with some Amaretto. It got me thinking that some cointreau or grand marnier or one of the many orange-flavored liqueurs would be great in this... completely optional of course but potentially even more delicious.