2/3 Cup Orange Juice
1/3 Cup Grand Marnier
1/3 Cup Milk
3 Tablespoons Sugar
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Salt
Finely Grated zest of one Orange
8 ¾-inch-thick slices of French Bread
Butter for cooking
Orange slices for garnish
In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add the orange juice, Grand Marnier, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and orange zest. Mix well.
Layer the bread slices in a 9 X 13 inch pan. Pour the egg mixture over all. Turn several times. Refrigerate overnight.
Melt butter in a jelly roll pan to cover the bottom lightly. Place the bread slices on the baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes. Turn and continue baking until brown.
OR, melt butter on a griddle or in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Place bread slices on the griddle/in the pan. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes (until lightly browned). Turn and brown on the other side.
Arrange on plate with orange slices. Top with confectioners sugar. Serve with warm syrup.
Makes 4 servings.