Looking for something easy for Christmas morning, or any time you have overnight guests? This is spectacular and you can make it the night before. I have made it a few times over the years and have modified it some. It came to me from my old friend, Barb, even though the recipe card says it came from Ann Hill, her friend. Yes youngsters, a recipe card. It’s how we old people exchanged recipes before email and the internet.
This should be done the night before so Christmas morning you can pop it in the oven and spend the time with a good Cup ‘o Joe and family.
What you need:
- 6 tbsp. melted butter
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 cup of Triple Sec
- 2 tbsp. of flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups of milk (whole makes it creamier)
- 8-10 French bread slices or substitute a good crusty Italian bread depending on the size and thickness.
What to do:
- Butter a 9×13 inch glass baking dish.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and pour over the thickly sliced bread.
- Wrap it up and put it in the fridge.
- Relax, have a beverage of your choice and off to bed.
- In the morning, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove from the fridge and turn the slices over.
- Bake for 45 minutes, checking it half way or so. My oven cooks fast so I cut about 10 minutes off.
- Serve with warm syrup and honey
Chef’s note: cooking for youngsters and/or do not wish to add the Triple Sec? No problem, just add an extra egg and a half cup of light cream or whole milk. You are good to go!