I'm one of those old-fashioned breakfast types. Eggs and bacon, maybe a biscuit. But a few weeks ago, my husband made Haitian French Toast, and we've decided to make it a special breakfast treat once in a while. Special ingredient? Orange juice.
I'm not saying it's low on calories. Definitely not. (That's why it's a ONCE IN A WHILE treat...)
HAITIAN FRENCH TOAST
1 loaf of French bread
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 dash ground nutmeg
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp powdered sugar for dusting
Cut loaf ends off and reserve for other use. Cut remaining loaf into 1- 1 1/2" slices. In a baking dish, combine juice, cream, eggs, cinnamon, and sugar. Place dish and turn until mixture is absorbed, about 3-5 minutes.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread slices and cook until browned on both sides, about five mins. Dust with powdered sugar.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg