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Baked French Toast With Cardamom And Marmalade

A nice dish for a brunch buffet.

Courses: Breakfast, Brunch
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

  French Toast
1 1/4 cups 296mlOrange marmalade
10 slices  Egg bread - (4" by 4" by 1"-thick)
1 1/4 cups 296mlWhole milk
3/4 cup 177mlWhipping cream
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
3 cups 594g / 20ozEgg yolks (large)
3 cups 594g / 20ozEggs (large)
1 1/4 teaspoons 6.3mlGround cardamom
1 teaspoon 5mlGrated orange peel
1 teaspoon 5mlGrated lemon peel
  Citrus Syrup
1 1/4 cups 410g / 14ozLight corn syrup
3 tablespoons 45mlFresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 30mlGrated orange peel
1 tablespoon 15mlGrated lemon peel
4 teaspoons 20mlSugar
  Powdered sugar - for sprinkling

Recipe Instructions

Make French Toast: Butter 15- by 10- by 2-inch glass baking dish. Spread marmalade evenly over 1 side of each bread slice. Cut slices diagonally in half, forming triangles. Arrange triangles crosswise in dish, marmalade-side up and overlapping slightly.

Whisk milk and next 7 ingredients in large bowl. Pour custard over bread. Let bread stand 1 hour, basting occasionally, or cover and refrigerate overnight.

Make Citrus Syrup: Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let stand at least 1 hour. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake French toast, uncovered, until puffed and golden brown, about 50 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; serve with citrus syrup.

"Bon Appetit, March 1999"


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