It’s the zest that adds orange flavor to your baking, not the juice.  We added one tablespoon of fresh zest to three tablespoons of sugar for a bright orange flavor.


2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 pinch salt
3-4 slices bread

3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon zest grated from an orange


  1. Mix the zest and the sugar together.  Set it aside.
  2. Whisk two eggs and the milk or cream together along with the salt.
  3. Dip the bread, one slice at a time, in egg mixture coating both sides.  Place the dipped bread in a medium hot skillet that has been lightly buttered.
  4. Immediately sprinkle the orange sugar mixture over the bread.  We put a nice heavy coating of sugar on the bread but you can add whatever you desire.
  5. Cook the bread for about three minutes or until it starts to brown on the bottom.
  6. Turn the bread over and cook the coated side for about two minutes or until done.  Remove the bread to a platter and serve hot.


  • Set the temperature for the pan a little lower than what you would for most French toast.  The sugar in the mixture will caramelize quickly against the hot pan.  A slightly lower heat will help assure against burning.
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