|Grand Marnier French Toast
1/2 cup cream or half&half
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1-2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier or 1 tsp orange extract
1/2 tsp orange zest
6-8 slices bread (I used some homemade bread I made from the master recipe in the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book)
1 Tablespoon orange peel, small curls
1/2 tsp sugar
butter/margarine for pan
Beat eggs in a shallow dish. I use a pie plate because that's how you're supposed to do it with french toast! Add cream, sugar, Grand Marnier and zest and beat together until well blended.
Lay pieces of bread in this mixture, flipping over to make sure the bread gets saturated. You will have to soak longer depending on what type of bread you use, but try to get the liquid to penetrate the bread. I soaked mine for about 10 minutes. Regular white bread will absorb the liquid quicker.
While soaking mix orange peel with the sugar and toss to coat. Melt butter in a pan at med high to high heat.
Drain each piece of bread before putting in pan. Cook a couple of minutes on each side or until browns nicely. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and sugared orange peel and a dollop of whipped cream. Because I like overkill I also had a drizzle of maple syrup on mine! - http://kitchenbouquet.blogspot.com/2009/05/saturday-morning-breakfast-with-my.html