French Toast with Orange

    20 min

    A deliciously different French toast recipe. Slices of bread are soaked in a mixture of eggs, sugar, milk, orange liqueur and orange zest. The orange flavour really shines through in this recipe.

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    Makes: 12 slices

    • 5 eggs
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 125ml milk
    • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 12 slices white bread, preferably French or Italian-style

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, milk, orange liqueur and orange zest. Beat until thick and foamy. Pour mixture into a shallow dish. Soak bread slices in the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until they are thoroughly soaked through.
    2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Lightly spray pan with cooking oil. Cook the bread slices 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot.

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    I made a version of this recipe for New Year's morning and it was such a hit. Instead of orange brandy and orange zest, I used Grand Marnier and clementines with day-old challah bread. In addition, I created a sauce using freshly squeezed juice from the clementines, Grand Marnier, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. This was an extrememly rich, complex-tasting french toast with minimal preparation involved. This paired perfectly with mimosas!  -  01 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought this recipe was great. I didn't have any oranges on hand for the orange zest, but used a little orange extract instead and that worked just fine. Only the next time I make this I will probably decrease the amount of sugar to 1/4c. I like my french toast with syrup & it made it just a little to sweet with the 1/2c sugar as indicated in the recipe. I made an orange flavored syrup to serve on top of the toast. It was YUMMY!!!  -  21 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a very flavorful alternative to regular french toast. I only used 6 pieces of white bread so I halved the other ingredients as well, but found that the bread was really dry. I ended up mixing up the remaining amounts and adding them to the shallow pan. After about 5 minutes I flipped the bread pieces and let them sit for another 5 minutes before putting them on the grill. Just awesome! I also did not have any oranges to make the zest, but the flavor was still exceptional!  -  16 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)