French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Kevin Warren at Cafe Nola
Show: Giada's Weekend Getaways Episode: Seattle, WA
TOTAL TIME: 40 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 25 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 loaf challah Bread
  • Melted butter, to oil griddle
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • Orange Bourbon Butter, recipe follows
FOR THE ORANGE BOURBON BUTTER:
  • 1 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
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Directions

Cut challah bread in 1-inch thick slices. Allow to sit out for awhile to dry out.

Heat griddle to 350 degrees F and lightly brush with a butter soaked piece of paper towel.

Combine eggs, heavy cream, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and ground nutmeg in a shallow wide dish. Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture allowing it to soak in on both sides. Transfer to each piece to the hot griddle and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Try to flip only once.

Serve with Orange Bourbon Butter.
Cream the butter in a mixer. Add the bourbon and orange zest and mix well. Leave at room temperature and serve with the French toast.
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