Maybe it’s because the morning air is crisp and briskly-cool. Maybe it’s the way the morning light filters into the room. Maybe it’s for no other reason that I have a hankering for a French Toast that isn’t just ordinary. I want some “grown up” toast, made with Grand Marnier and fresh orange zest. Yeah, it’s a beautiful morning – might just need to whip up some fancy French Toast. Would you like a slice or three?
Zesty Grand Marnier French Toast
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
Heat electric griddle to about 325 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.
This wonderful toast goes great with crisp bacon and fresh fruit. For awesome, crisp bacon check out Kiddo’s Secret to Crisp Bacon.