Orange French Toast

  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

Most people would say French Toast is breakfast. But there’s times when I’m just peckish and wanting something sweet. I’m not much of a chocolate person for example, but french toast is just my kind of quick binge.
Recently I came across a recipe for Apple French Toast, but it sounded rather too elaborate, and my mind quickly sped to other fruit I could use… mmmm, oranges, of course!
Tried this and it was lovely, right off the top of my head. But much later I saw something similar from Nigella, suggesting serving it with marmalade on top. Now there’s an idea if you like marmalade; I don’t see my little one touching it and considering I can count the dishes she relishes, I wouldn’t mess with a favorite for the moment.



  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Zest of the same orange
  • 4 slices bread, any kind will do but the chunkier the better
  • Oil to fry.


Step 1

Beat up the eggs with the sugar and cinnamon in a wide vessel.

Step 2

Scrub the orange and then scrape off as much zest as you can.

Step 3

Squeeze the juice out and strain.

Step 4

Add half the juice to the egg mixture.

Step 5

Cut up the bread into 4 pieces each if it's ordinary sliced sandwich bread. Any other kind, you can decide how big you want the pieces. Dip the slices in and keep each in for at least 2 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile, heat a skillet and put in enough oil to fry. Bring the oil to smoking and switch off.

Step 7

Put in your first slices and fry on low heat. Spoon on a little more of the orange juice. Each piece shouldn't take more than 3 minutes for both sides. Take them out onto kitchen towels to drain.

Step 8

Sprinkle with a little sugar and serve hot. Enjoy.

Step 9

I think I need to take a break and disappear into the kitchen!

Step 10

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