Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Orange-Upside Down French Toast

This was a favorite breakfast growing up.  Especially for my older brother!  Living in California, thousands of miles from my family, the holidays are hard.  Whipping up a family recipe, from the cookbook my mama made me when I was in college, always takes me back East, where I can soak up the nostalgia just as this French toast soaks up the orangey, eggy goodness!  This is simple enough for any Sunday breakfast, yet elegant enough for a holiday brunch.  I served it for Easter breakfast this year, along  with fresh berries and piping hot sausage patties!

1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup orange juice
8 slices cinnamon-raisin bread

Melt butter in a 10x15 jelly pan.  Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on melted butter.  Ensure it's evenly distributed in bottom of pan.

Mix eggs and juice.  Dip bread to soak.  Arrange in pan.

Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.

Serves 4.
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

15 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Never had French toast with orange. Hmm....need to try!

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  2. Yum! I am a big french toast fan. Can't wait to try this! I'll be sure to feature it on my blog and refer back to you. :) New follower! Yay for being blog friends!

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  3. This looks yummy. 5 of my 6 children live in different states. We miss each other, that's why I have a blog. We stay connected thru food!
    Can't wait to make this.

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  4. Interesting that you used orange juice in place of dairy. I love it! What a great recipe and one I definitely will have to test out. YUM!

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  5. yummy! shared on google + - thanks so much for linking with kids in the kitchen!

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  6. Hi Kate,
    I just can't wait to taste this great French Toast. I just love the Orange Juice in this recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. This sounds amazing...must try.
    Over from Foodie Friday.:)

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  8. I love french toast but never thought of using orange juice. It looks very interesting! I'll try it!

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  9. ohh YUM! what a simple twist to a classic. this will be great to try on my family at christmas. You have a delicious blog! I am your newest follower :)

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  10. Ok, I love that this uses orange juice for the french toast. It sounds very yummy!!!

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  11. OK, I can't quite image the orange juice flavor... very interesting can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your pancakes on foodie friday.

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  12. Congratulations!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks link and greet party.....hope to see you again tomorrow : )

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