Orange and Brandy French Toast


  • 12 to 16 slices slightly stale French bread, or 8 slices regular bread
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brandy, or 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • grated rind of 1 large orange
  • butter for frying
  • warm pure maple syrup

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Beat the eggs thoroughly in a large bowl. Add the milk, sugar, orange rind, cinnamon, and brandy, and mix well. Pour into a shallow dish like a pie plate if your bowl doesn’t have a good flat bottom.
  2. Add a few slices of bread and let soak, turning occasionally, for at least 5 minutes if it’s French bread, or 2 minutes if it’s regular sliced bread.
  3. Put a little butter in a large skillet and heat over medium heat until hot. It should sizzle when a drop of water is flicked on it. Fry the bread on both sides until golden brown and piping hot.
  4. Serve immediately.

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