Saturday, March 3, 2012

Orange French Toast With Orange Marmalade Syrup

I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning. Everyone was sound asleep. I sat in the living room and got one of my cookery books out. I found this recipe from Nigella Express book. The photo made me hungry and crave for it. I thought to myself, what a nice breakfast to start the day. I looked in my fridge and pantry and had all of the ingredients. I have to say that this is one of the best French toast I have ever eaten and I'm sure there are others that are more delicious. I would love to make a lingonberry one. Now that will be real nice. This recipe wasn't too sweet which I love and the orange zest adds the citrus flavour which balanced everything out. The aroma from the kitchen must've awaken the family. First one who came in to the kitchen was my sweet boy. First thing he says "Hi mummy, can I help?" Second was hubs, "What are you making?" Third was my sweet girl "What is that?"

I said with excitement, "It's Orange French Toast with Orange Marmalade Syrup!"


2 eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
grated zest of 1 orange
4 large thick slices white bread (I've used Texas Toast they are thick) or 4 smaller slices
juice of an orange
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter


Whisk the egg, milk, cinnamon, and orange zest in a bowl. Soak each side of the bread in this mixture.

Get a small sauce pan. I've used my teeny tiny one for the syrup. It's cute and has a little lid that comes with it. One of my sissy's gave it to me for Christmas. It looks like a measuring cup. Bring the orange juice, marmalade, and sugar to a boil.

then turn down to a fast simmer for 3-4 minutes. If you need to let the syrup stand while you cook the bread.

Heat the butter in a skillet and cook the eggy bread over medium heat until both sides are golden brown.

Serve the French toast with some of the orange marmalade syrup poured over each slice. Yummmmm....


  1. I have always liked marmalade and this is a lovely recipe which I will try soon. I like the cinnamon touch. Well done!

  2. Delicious. I've got plenty of home made marmalade to enjoy at the moment. Those early hours can be such a peaceful and pleasing time especially when combined with cookery books. (Although my wife would like to point out that it's difficult waking me up until mid-morning lately.)

    1. You're right about having peaceful time with cookery books at hand. Our home is very busy especially with our little one. It's very nice to have a little time for yourself. You have got to post your recipes for your marmalade! I would like to try and make them. Your wife must love all the delicious dishes you create. Does she cook and blog as well?

    2. I'm not sure that my recipe for marmalade is really different from anyone else's. There are so many recipes for marmalade on blogs already it seemed a shame to add yet another - so I never have. My wife can cook very well but it would take a very large team of wild horses to drag her anywhere near writing a blog.

    3. I think that's very endearing that you and you're wife cook together. Blogging does take time and I'm learning. It's nice me time. Well, if you post them the fam and I will try them : ) My canele mould arrived today! This week I'm going to try and recreate your recipe. I can't wait to taste them. I hope it will look and taste like the way you've made them.

  3. What a wonderfup recipe - marmalade gives a great fresh flavour so this could well become a staple breakfast for me :)
    Great recipe!

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