Zesty Grand Marnier French Toast

Maybe it’s because we had such an awesome brunch with my sister’s family last weekend. Maybe it’s because this is the opening day of Apple Hill (the “official” start to Autumn Cooking ’round these parts). Or maybe it’s because I skipped breakfast this morning – I’ve got a craving for French Toast. And not just any French Toast – I want some “grown up” toast, made with Grand Marnier and fresh orange zest. Yeah, it’s a long weekend – might just need to whip up some toast. How ’bout you?

Zesty Grand Marnier French Toast
6 Eggs
1 1/3 Cups Milk
6 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
1 Tablespoon Fine Orange Zest
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
12 Slices Texas Toast
Butter
Maple Syrup

Heat electric griddle to about 300 degrees. Brush with butter-flavored margarine.

In a blender, blend eggs and milk until smooth. Add Grand Marnier, zest and spices. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a shallow bowl.

Slice Texas toast to create two points. Dip into batter and cook on griddle until golden brown. Flip and cook to golden brown. Just before removing from griddle, place a small pat of butter on each toast slice and allow it to melt.

Cook toast in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the griddle. As toast is finished, simply transfer to a large serving platter and keep in a warm (not hot) oven until ready to serve.

If desired, dust with powdered sugar and garnish with slices of orange just before serving. Serve with warm Maple Syrup.

Goes great with crisp bacon and fresh fruit. For awesome, crisp bacon check out Kiddo’s Secret to Crisp Bacon.

Note: If the photo looks a little strange, I’m playing around with Adobe Photoshop. Hey, it’s not always about the recipes.

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