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Bruleed Orange French Toast Recipe

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This recipe for Bruleed Orange French Toast, by , is from The Cassidy Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ann Cassidy
Added: Friday, October 10, 2008


6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. heavy cream
3/4 c. milk
3/4 c. fresh orange juice
1/4 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. Grand Marnier (optional)
6 slices brioche, each 1 3/4 in. thick
Softened unsalted butter for cooking and serving
6 tsp. granulated sugar
Maple syrup for serving

In bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, milk, orange juice, brown sugar, vanilla, orange zest, salt and Grand Marnier until blended. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for 10 seconds per side.

Set electric fry pan to medium heat; brush with butter. When pan is hot, cook bread in batches (do not overcrowd) until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes per side.

Transfer French toast to baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 tsp. granulated sugar evenly over surface of each slice. Using culinary torch, move flame continuously in small circles over surface until sugar melts and lightly browns. Serve immediately with maple syrup and butter. Serves 6.

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