Outrageous Orange French Toast
recipe by Ellen Gutman Chenaux, Birchwood Inn (we only steal from the best!)
Grand Marnier orange liqueur
(or use orange juice for non-alcoholic option)
rind of one orange, zested
challah (egg bread)
1-inch thick; cut each slice diagonally into two triangles
serve on the side
Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the juice and Grand Marnier, cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, and orange rind. Mix well.
Dip the bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.
Melt the butter in a large skillet or on a griddle on medium heat. Use a folded paper towel to wipe off excess butter.
Cook through, lightly browning both sides.
Place three triangles per person on a plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and garnish with orange slices. Serve with maple syrup (the real stuff!)