Monday, May 4, 2009

Orange French Toast

Celeste and I are starting a new series: each week, we're going to focus on recipes that incorporate one in-season vegetable or fruit. This week, we're playing with Valencia oranges! Apparently, they are the only orange in season in the summer. In his book 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, David Grotto tells us that oranges are a great source of potassium and vitamin C, and are also a good source of folate. Go oranges!

Orange French Toast

6 slices wheat bread
zest from 2 oranges, finely chopped
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk (I used vanilla soy milk for extra yum!)

Whisk together the zest, eggs, and milk. Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture. Cook on a hot griddle for 2-3 minutes per side (or until cooked through).

Optional: Orange Topping

Chop up the two oranges which you used for zest. Combine them in a small saucepan with 2 Tbsp water, 1 tsp of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer the mixture while you make the French toast, stirring occasionally to break up the orange segments.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

mmm, I love orange french toast. I haven't made it with orange topping, but I've made it with orange butter, yum yum yum. thanks for sharing, i'll remember to get the zest of organic orange/lemon in my next batch of french toast.