Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Recipe Spectacular - Breakfast - Haitian French Toast

The kids have opened all of their gifts and are running around playing and squealing and it's only 7am.  Plenty of time for breakfast...and at least five hours until dinner.  Get in the kitchen and delight your family and guests with this twist on French Toast.  *Send your husband in to make this if you are the one running the show for the big feast later on!

Haitian French Toast

1 8oz loaf french baguette
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup white sugar
dash nutmeg
dash Jamaican allspice
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

Cut loaf ends off and reserve for another use.  Cut remaining loaf into 1 1/2 inch slices; let stand overnight.  In a 9 x 13" baking pan, combine orange juice, cream, eggs, cinnamon and white sugar.  Place bread slices in pan and turn until liquid is absorbed.  In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add bread slices and cook until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes.  Dust generously with confectioners sugar and serve warm with syrup.