Orange Flavored French Toast

There’s nothing like cooking with liqueur bottles on the counter early in the morning!   I’ve had orange French Toast at brunch many times.  Here is a way to make it at home.

 

Orange Flavored French Toast

Serves 4

4 eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur
2 Tbs light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 thick slices (about 1 inch thick) day-old French bread
4 Tbs butter
Pure cane syrup

Whisk the eggs, half-and-half, liqueur, brown sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whisk to blend. Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, then arrange them in 13-by 9- by 2-inch glass baking dish. Pour the remaining egg mixture evenly over the bread. Let stand until egg mixture is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices to the skillet and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm while repeating the process with the remaining butter and bread. Serve with the syrup.

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