Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Grand Marnier French Toast

This delicious french toast is easy to make and will be a big hit. Grand Marnier is one of my favorite cooking ingredients. I add it to lots of different dishes to give them a sophisticated orange flavor.

Grand Marnier French Toast

5 eggs
Dash Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
zest of one lemon
zest of one orange
Juice of one orange
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt

1/4 cup canola oil
1 tbsp butter

In a baking pan, combine the first 5 ingredients. Mix well. Stir in milk, sugar and salt.
Heat skillet until butter is melted and oil is hot. Do not overheat or french toast will burn.
Dip slices of bread (see note) in batter. Place in heated oil. Fry on both sides until golden brown and crispy.
Drain on paper towel lined plate.
Sprinkle warm slices with powdered sugar and drizzle with real maple syrup.

Note: Any good, sturdy bread can be used for french toast. Brioche is an excellent choice. Purchase a loaf from the bakery and sliced to the desired thickness. When dipping bread slices in the egg mixture, allow it to soak up some of the liquid, but not enough for the bread to start to fall apart. The above will make about a standard loaf of french toast. If you are cooking for fewer people, simply cut the recipe in half, using 3 eggs.

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