Grand Marnier French Toast
From the Kitchen of Honeysuckle Hill B&B
John and I love to have friends for brunch especially in the winter. We have large picture windows, a striking view, and very reliable North Carolina blue skies. The sunshine beautifully complements this scrumptious orange-flavored French Toast, a Josmo’s Café specialty. Josmo himself is the chef! We add mimosas, sweet apple-maple chicken breakfast sausage, and a big bowl of assorted berries. Enjoy!
- 2 loaves French bread cut diagonally into 1” slices
- 12 eggs beaten
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
- Orange zest from 1 or 2 oranges
The night before, in a large bowl, except for the bread, combine the beaten eggs with the other ingredients. Dip the bread slices into the mixture and place in large glass baking dishes. Pour the rest of the batter over the bread, cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, turn the bread slices once and allow them to come to room temperature. In large skillets or on a griddle, melt butter and sauté the French toast slices on both slices until cooked through and golden brown. Serve on a warm platter, sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with a few fresh berries. Serve with genuine maple syrup.
Serves 8. As an added bonus, it freezes very well – if there are any leftovers!