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Marmalade French Toast Recipe

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This recipe for Marmalade French Toast, by , is from The Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Friends and Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Michelle Rice
Added: Thursday, January 11, 2007


3 Tbsp butter, softened
1 sourdough French loaf cut into 24 1/2 inch slices
cooking spray
1-12 ounce jar orange marmalade
2 3/4 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
6 large eggs
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

1. Spread softened butter on one side of each bread slice. Arrange 12 bread slices, buttered side down, slightly overlapping in a single layer in a 13 x 9 - inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread marmalade evenly over bread; top with remaining 12 bread slices, buttered side up.
2. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through eggs), stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350
4. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake and 350 for 45 minutes or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with Maple Syrup warmed with orange rind and a splash of orange juice.




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