January 18th, 2009
After a recent trip to San Francisco to visit my best friend and her new baby I was reintroduced to french toast. Now, I'm not much of a sweet breakfast person, I much prefer a savory breakfast over waffles or the like, but french toast made with actual french bread is another story. It seems funny saying that since it only seems obvious that 'french' toast would be made with 'french' bread. Most of the 'french' toast I've encountered has been nothing more than soggy sandwich bread swimming in syrup. It's funny how some things get so lost over time. I can assure you of one thing, this is not like any your typical french toast. The eggs whites add a beautiful texture to the outer crust of the toast and the orange flavoring takes it to another level entirely. You can add a bit of syrup, if you like, but it is far from necessary. Enjoy!
Orange Souffle French Toast Recipe
2/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur
1 orange, zested
2 egg whites
8 1-inch slices of french bread
fresh berries, to garnish
powdered sugar, to garnish
- Mix eggs, orange juice, orange liqueur and orange zest in shallow baking dish. Whip egg whites into stiff peaks and gently fold into egg and orange mixture. Add bread and soak for up to 24 hours, the longer the better.
- Move bread to greased baking sheet and bake at 350°F until firm to the touch, about 20 minutes.
- Serve with berries, syrup and/or powdered sugar.