167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

A yummy and rich French toast perfect for a celebration brunch. I first served this for New Year's Day brunch with a mixed grill of meats and a bottle of good champagne.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cut loaf ends off and reserve for another use. Cut remaining loaf into 1 1/2 inch slices; let stand 4 hours or overnight.

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  • In a 9x13 inch baking pan, combine orange juice, cream, eggs ground cinnamon and white sugar. Place bread slices in pan and turn until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread slices and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Dust generously with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; 16.3 g total fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 564 mg sodium. 59.1 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (117)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
The french toast had a great flavor. Next time I might add a little Grand Marnier too! I would definately suggest that you whisk the liquid mixture in a small bowl first THEN put it in the 9x13 pan so the bread can soak it up. I made a big mess trying to blend it in the shallow pan.
(73)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2011
2 stars because the taste of the batter was not bad BUT DO NOT LET YOUR BREAD SOAK into the mixture. The bread gets fried soggy regardless if it is fully cooked in the pan. Did not enjoy it because of that. I've had better french toast. My suggestion would be to only dip it so that it is just battered enough to be fried on the pan. I'm still looking for a good recipe.
(3)
167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2006
My whole family loves this recipe. I do make it a little bit differently. First I tear up 12 slices of cinnamon swirl bread instead of the French bread and put into the 13x9 pan then I pour the cream mixture over the bread and stir until the bread soaks it up. Then I bake it in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until it is crisp. It is sooo yummy! I often make up a few and keep them uncooked in the freezer. When I am ready to use one I pull it out and let it thaw and bake as normal! We have it every Christmas morning.
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
The french toast had a great flavor. Next time I might add a little Grand Marnier too! I would definately suggest that you whisk the liquid mixture in a small bowl first THEN put it in the 9x13 pan so the bread can soak it up. I made a big mess trying to blend it in the shallow pan.
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2008
dude this is the best stuff ever and it is my favorite breakfast ever. You should love this. try it!!! its easy to make and it turns out great!!! ps. im 12 _
(71)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2004
This is awesome!! Follow the directions and this will be the best french toast you will ever eat. I mixed the liquid ingredients in a jelly roll pan and the sugar easily disolved with no mess. I then put the bread which I let sit out sliced overnight right in the liquid mixture in my jelly roll pan. Make sure you cut the bread in thick slices and let it soak for the full 5 minutes if you don't the orange flavor doesn't infuse very well. My kids 4 & 3 both ate THREE pieces of this french toast they loved it that much. I was able to cook the whole loaf of bread on my electric griddle.
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2005
I LOVED this recipe it was delicious and my husband and toddlers loved it! Contrary to some of the other reviews I would not change anything about this recipe.
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2003
This french toast was awesome for a nice change from the ordinary!! My husband loved it as well as my 1 yr old (very picky) daughter!! I froze the few slices we had leftover and heated them in the microwave for my daughter to have for a quick breakfast during the week. Very Good--thanks for the recipe!
(30)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
This is The Most AMAZING French Toast on this planet! I tried it without orange juice (used milk instead) and it tasted Incredible!!!!!
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
This is a good french toast but does not taste much different than my usual with the exception of orange. The orange taste if very light and gives this a unique flavor. I used maple syrup rather than the powdered sugar and did not let my bread "soak" in the mixture. I dipped the bread in just enough to coat well and then fried it. Thanks for sharing.
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2004
YUM! We loved this recipe! My 15 month old and picky 3 year old also ate it up! Will be making this again and again. Wonderful flavor!
(26)