Dazzling Grand Marnier French Toast from The Moss House

  • 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.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4-5 people 20 minutes 10 minutes


  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk or 1/2 and 1/2
  • 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
Servings: people


  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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