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Grand Marnier French Toast

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Yield:

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Curacao Liqueur
  • 2 Tablespoons Myers Dark Rum
  • 9 slices of bread (three slices per couple)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 & 1/2
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • scant 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium orange

Directions

First, I use a egg challah bread and then slice it in thick slices, approximately 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Following are the ingredients for the sauce, then for the batter in which the bread is marinated at least an hour or overnight: (use two to three pieces of bread per couple)

The Night Before:

In a medium sauce pan set over medium high heat, stir thoroughly:

2/3 cup of orange juice
1 cup (yes, I cup!) sugar

heat just until it boils…be careful!….if left unwatched, this will boil over and make one huge sticky mess (voice of experience talking here!)

remove from heat and stir in:
finely diced rind of one medium orange
1 tablespoon Orange Curacao Liqueur
2 Tablespoons of

stir together thoroughly and let cool…pour into serving container and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend well together…in the morning stir well, microwave to warm well, and stir and serve with your Grand Marnier French Toast!

For French toast: Six servings

9 slices of bread (three slices per couple)
6 large eggs
1/2 cup of 1/2 & 1/2
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup of Grand Marnier
scant 1/8 teaspoon salt
finely diced rind of one medium orange

Mix all ingredients well, then dip each bread piece in the batter and place in a large pan ( I usually use a 8″ by 13″ pan)…make sure each piece is well soaked with the batter. This can be done as little as one hour before frying but is best if done the night before.

Fry off as you usually would any French toast….I use a a flat grill pan and LOTS of butter! Cut on the diagonal and stack three pieces on a plate and shake powdered (confectioners) sugar just before serving….add your choice of meat ..I use a nice piece of grilled ham… I think that the saltiness of the ham is a good counterbalance to the sweet French toast.