Dazzling Grand Marnier French Toast from The Moss House

French toast at its finest! Pre-baking some Hawaiian Bread or Challah Bread is the secret to a fat crisp slice of rich, orange-flavored French Toast. This recipe easily doubles, and is a favorite at the Moss House in Washington.

Recipe Provided by:

Moss House B&B



4-5 people

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes


•  2 tbsp melted butter
•  3/4 cup milk or half and half
•  1 tsp vanilla extract
•  1 tsp Grand Marnier or orange extract
•  1 tsp grated orange peel
•  2 tbsp sugar
•  1/3 cup flour
•  1/4 tsp salt
•  bit of grated nutmeg
•  1 loaf Hawaiian Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Slice the Hawaiian Bread or Challah Bread into 1 inch slices and toast on a baking sheet with a wire rack and "dry" in the oven for four minutes then turn and do the other side. Set aside. The wonderfulness begins!

  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a small bowl.

  3. Whisk the egg with the melted butter, then the milk, extracts and peel. Add the dry to the wet ingredients. This makes a thin batter and clings perfectly to the toasty slices!

  4. Preheat a large griddle or skillet for 5 minutes. Pour the "batter" into a 9x11 casserole dish. Soak the slices in the "batter" for a minute or two and flip them over.

  5. Swirl a bit of butter on the hot griddle and lay the slices on to brown ( about 4 minutes per side).Sometimes I drizzle a bit more "batter" over the top. Keep warm in a 250 degree oven while you crisp up the rest of the slices.

  6. Serve with some fresh fruit and maple syrup.

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