Orange French Toast

French Toast Recipe
As we have already discussed in the Bacon & Cheese Quiche recipe, I can eat breakfast all day. 
Every day. 
And this is why. You have to try this French Toast recipe. If you weren’t a breakfast fan before, you will be now. This is a super easy recipe AND it uses up any old crusty bread you may have laying around.

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I have tried this recipe before with all kinds of breads including sandwich bread and the best bread to use is 2-day-old French baguette bread. Amazing. That airy bread with a crispy exterior just soaks up the liquid fantastically. And doesn’t produce a ton of crumbs like some breads.

On another note, did you know you could make your own vanilla? More on that to come….

French Toast Recipe

See? Simple ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs.

French Toast Recipe

Can’t forget the cinnamon.

And orange juice. Orange juice?? Why yes. I discovered this little trick when we were on our honeymoon. The B&B served this fantastic french toast which the kind innkeeper revealed had orange juice.

French Toast Recipe

What are your favorite French Toast recipes? Do they have any secret ingredients?

French Toast Recipe

*adapted from this recipe
Dry Crusty Bread (French baguette), sliced into 1″ thick slices (approx. 12 slices)
1/4 c flour
3/4 c milk
1/4 c orange juice
3 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 T raw sugar
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Whisk thoroughly until ingredients are well incorporated. Add bread slices one at a time and soak on both sides (allow the liquid to be absorbed, maybe 5-10 seconds on each side). Remove and place on plate. 
Heat 1/2 T butter on med-high in skillet/pan. Add bread slices and cook, 1-2 minutes on each side or until bread begins to brown lightly. Remove and repeat to remaining slices. 
Serve slices with a dusting of powdered sugar (optional) and a healthy dose of maple syrup.


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