Orange French Toast

One of my favorite treats is a leisurely weekend breakfast.  Orange French Toast, anyone?

But first… an outdoor shot.

No… make that a sunlight “spotlight” photo.

Or wait… how ’bout a close up?

Or maybe a picnic table repast…?

Nahhh… LET’S EAT!

Orange French Toast

1 loaf of French bread, sliced into 3/4″ thick slices

1 Tbsp. butter

1 c. orange juice

2 eggs, beaten

1 t. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. salt

Powdered sugar

Maple syrup

Orange Nutmeg Butter

4 Tbsp. butter, softened

1 tsp. grated orange zest, plus additional for garnish

1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste

Prepare Orange Nutmeg Butter first.  Mix ingredients until blended; chill in a ramekin, or “scoop” into individual sized servings for fun — I put mine in the freezer for a few minutes before I scooped it.

Next, whisk together the orange juice, eggs, vanilla and salt in a shallow baking dish or bowl; set aside.  Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on a griddle over medium heat.  Dip slices of French bread into orange juice mixture and allow them to “drip off” before placing on the griddle.

Cook until golden; flip and cook second side until golden.  Transfer to a cookie sheet and keep warm in the oven until all slices are cooked.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with Orange Nutmeg Butter and warm maple syrup.

Afterthought:  This would be good with a little Cointreau thrown in (maybe sweetened to taste with honey?) — in the butter, the batter — or both.  (If you beat me to it, let me know how it turns out!)

Meanwhile, here’s a slideshow to treat yourself to while you’re thinking about it…

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Enjoying tricks and treats,

~ Kim

20 thoughts on “Orange French Toast

  1. Pingback: In My Kitchen ~ October 2013 | a little lunch

  2. Stunning! I love, Love, LOVE orange french toast….it’s so delicious! I was able to comment on your picture on Foodbuzz last night – but unable to do so here…don’t know why – everything’s working fine now! I suspect it was me!

    BTW – your butter on the side looks scrumptious with the zest on top and all the goodies added!

    • Ann, it wasn’t you. There’ve been some technical glitches on WordPress this past week. (Hope to have them resolved soon.) At least I can console myself with food… :)

    • Thanks, Heather! I upload a lot more photos than I end up posting — that slideshow feature is fun to use once in awhile! I also love how foodies (such as you!) can look at a picture and imagine the “taste…” :)

  3. Personally, I like the close up! And I’m like you–I take so many pictures of each dish at so many angles. My poor husband is really being tested in the area of patience since (of course) he likes to eat his food hot but doesn’t like to start until I’m sitting down too . . . =)
    Anyway, looks delicious!

    • That’s so sweet, Jenna! (And thank you!) We go through the same thing at our house. The other day The Man Of Few Words told me our camera was getting fat. (“What…?”) He grinned and said, “It eats more than I do.” I took that as a hint to dish up his plate first… :)

  4. Orange French Toast?? OMG, that sounds like you’re trying to bribe my tummy! Alright, alright, I surrender! Kimby, u’re making my knees weak with this recipe. Hahaha! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, my dear friend!

    • Smiling at your enthusiasm, Shirley! Your food reviews and recipes knock me off my feet, too! (Still dreaming of your anniversary dinner at Salt…) Now THAT was a treat! :)
      ~ Kim

  5. Looks delish! This made me smile because I was talking with a co-worker today and we are going on a staff retreat this weekend and one thing we look forward too is one of our speakers making his french toast. Then I came here and was like yummmmm. :)

    Your photos are always so great!

    • Thanks, Christy! I’ve been enjoying your October “Becoming” series from the sidelines but I plan to treat myself to your conclusions (and make some comments) over the weekend — a “retreat” for me, too! (With more French toast!) :)
      ~ Kim

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