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Mary's Oven French Toast Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jan Marriott
Added: Sunday, July 27, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinammon
1 tsp. grated orange rind
5 eggs
1 cup orange juice
20 slices French or Italian bread

Hot Orange Syrup:
1 cup frozen orange juice, defrosted
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400. Use and 11"x16" baking pan. Melt butter in the baking pan. Sprinkle sugar, cinammon and orange rind on top of the melted butter. Beat eggs. Mix with orange juice. Dip each slice of bread into the egg-orange mixture. Place in the pan on top of the sugar mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 2 minutes. Tops of bread should be nicely toasted. Serve sugar side up on a warm platter. Top with hot orange syrup.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You may omit the orange rind/orange syrup and simply serve with regular syrup, but it does add a nice flavor. Can be made the night before.

 

 

 

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