ORANGE FRENCH TOAST
toast was originally created by the French to
up day-old bread and is usually served with maple syrup
America. Make regular French toast
by substituting milk
the 1/3 cup orange juice in the dipping batter.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon clover honey
2 teaspoons frozen orange concentrate
1 teaspoon orange zest, chopped
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup fat-free or reduced fat (2%) milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
9 thin slices day-old French bread
2 teaspoons butter for frying
Orange butter: In medium bowl
with a wooden spoon, mix
butter, honey, frozen concentrate,
orange zest and
2. Batter: In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, orange juice, brown
sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt until well
Heat 13-inch griddle, melt 1 teaspoon butter at a time.
bread quickly into egg mixture on both sides being careful not
to let bread soak, then fry until lightly browned on each side.
Serve with orange butter and a dusting of sugar.
Hint: Slice the orange and serve with kiwi slices as an edible
garnish on each plate. When lemons and oranges have had the
zest removed they may also be sliced and frozen for use in
drinks and punch. The orange butter is also excellent with rolls.
Makes 9 slices.
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