Sunday Brunch: Orange French Toast Recipe

I've never come across a French toast recipe that I didn't want to try, but I must say that Nigella Lawson's orange French toast recipe sounded particularly yummy. Any old white bread will work fine, but using slices of challah will result in a fluffier, eggier dish.

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Total: 0 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 large thick slices of challah bread or 4 slices of white bread
  • Juice of one orange
  • 1/4 cup good-quality orange marmalade, such as Tiptree
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and orange zest in a wide shallow dish.

  2. Soak the bread slices in this mixture for 2 minutes a side.

  3. While the eggy bread is soaking, bring the orange juice, marmalade, and sugar to a boil, then turn down to a fast simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. If you need to, let this syrup stand while you cook the bread.

  4. Heat the tablespoon of butter in a skillet and cook the eggy bread for about 2 minutes a side over medium heat until golden.

  5. Serve the French toast with some of the amber syrup poured over each slice, and a pitcher of extra syrup on the side.