as part of a weekend of "oh boy nothing to do/roommates out of the house, therefore let's cook all weekend", we made the most incredible breakfast today...
orange spice french toast, from this random site:
6 slices thickly cut Italian or homemade white bread
1 cup half & half or light cream
2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier or orange liqueur equivalent
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest (we used clementine, just to mix it up)
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Combine all ingredients, except bread, and whisk thoroughly. Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture. Grill on medium to medium-hot griddle until cooked through and golden brown. Serve with oodles of real maple syrup and a dollop of orange marmalade.
grand marnier is STUPIDLY expensive...we went for orange cointreau, which looks cooler and is very slightly cheaper, but it's still $20 a bottle. i'd recommend not using real maple syrup, as the flavor is just too strong for my tastes...i prefer a little butter, a little marmalade, and non-oodles of fake maple syrup. but that's just me.
super easy to make, and absolutely incredible. i'd recommend it with bacon or veggie links and eggs (we added a little oregano to the eggs, too).