French Toast with Orange Syrup
Thick slices of classic French toast combine with a citrusy syrup for a delicious brunch treat that can't be beat! Don't confine the concoction to only special occasions, though, say Jess & Anne Foust of Bluefield, West Virginia. "This dish is easy enough to serve anytime, even for a family breakfast," they note.—Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 8 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)
- ORANGE SYRUP:
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons butter
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
- In a bowl, beat eggs. Beat in the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Soak the slices of bread for 30 seconds on each side. Cook on a hot greased griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the orange juice, corn syrup, sugar, butter and orange zest. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Serve with French toast.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 645 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 178mg cholesterol, 1076mg sodium, 113g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.
Originally published as French Toast with Orange Syrup in Crafting Traditions March/April 1998