Orange French Toast
-Lion House Entertaining
This is a great recipe that is made ahead and kept in the freezer until you are ready to bake. I like to make a double or triple batch so that we can have more than one special breakfast.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
dash of salt
8 slices Texas-style bread (I use wheat french bread)
1/3 cup butter or margarine melted
Grease cookie sheet. In a medium bowl, beat eggs slightly. Add milk, orange juice, sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Beat well. Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture; place on greased cookie sheet. Cover lightly with foil, then freeze 1 to 2 hours or until completely frozen. To store, remove from freezer and stack slices of bread in freezer bag, placing wax paper between slices. Return to freezer.
To serve, heat oven to 425 degrees. Remove desired number of slices from freezer. Brush one side of each slice with melted butter. Place butter side down on ungreased cookie sheet; bake for 10 minutes. Brush top with butter, then turn. Bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 8 slices.