Grand Marnier French Toast

Sorry it has taken me so long to post the answer to last Friday’s trivia question. My computer was having some attitude!


QUESTION: What flavor is Grand Marnier liqueur?
ANSWER: Orange

Here’s a great recipe that utilizes this delicious liqueur. If you don’t have any on hand or prefer not to use alcohol, feel free to substitute orange juice.


4 large eggs
3/4 cup half & half
1/4 Grand Marnier or orange juice concentrate (thawed)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 slices French bread, sliced 3/4″ wide
4 tablespoons butter
Powdered sugar
Warm maple syrup

Whisk first six ingredients in a medium bowl. Dip each bread slice into egg mixture and arrange in a 13 x 9 glass baking dish. Pour the remaining egg mixture over bread. Let it stand until egg mixture is totally absorbed, at least 20 minutes. This can also be prepared one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

Place baking sheet in oven and preheat to 350. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices to skillet and saute until cooked through and brown, about 3 minutes per side. Place finished slices on baking sheet in oven to keep warm. Repeat process with remaining bread. Sift powdered sugar over all and serve with maple syrup.




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