People like the French toast for the zesty orange taste. We all like French toast, but this one will stand out for everyone. Until recently, this was something I just heard people praising of its goodness.
But today, I can attest to the fact that you will like the French toast, and the moment you try it, you are never going to eat any other style of toast.
You will love the orange French toast because it’s oh so easy to make the recipe, but then it’s also a delicious recipe to use.
Whenever you think of holding a major holiday event, you should consider using this easy-to-make this toast. This will surprise you that you can even use it to make the brunch breakfast.
What is the orange French toast?
The orange French toast is the regular French toast that also enhances the flavors using orange fruit. For me, this is one of the best meals to use as a side dish to most other meals or that you can use as part of breakfast.
Why you should use orange
This is a great choice to use for your very favorite toast orange meal.
You have the slice being golden brown outside and the pillow-soft on the inside. You will have the orange flavors being rich in taste.
If you want, though, you can even make it without dairy, and instead, you could use plant milk. With the high number of people taking a plant-based diet today, you can be sure they will love it.
You can be sure that you have the meal to impress and make it comfortable for breakfast.
Orange French toast (two 450g toast molds)
Should I use the bought bread or the one I make?
In this recipe, we are making the bread, but you don’t have to make bread for the French toast. You can use the ones that are made already. Be informed that it will work with any baked bread, remember. But it would help if you chose the bread type that will remain a sturdy choice to stand the egg coating.
In most cases, you will have people making it using sourdough bread. However, there are many other kinds of firm bread you can use.
Just make sure the bread you use doesn’t crumble if you dip it in the liquids.
- 500 grams of high-gluten flour,
- 80 grams of fine sugar,
- 6 grams of instant dry yeast,
- 5 grams of salt,
- 280 grams of light cream
- 30 grams of eggs,
- 60 grams of milk,
- 60 grams of diced orange peel.
- 2 oranges,
- 100 grams of caster sugar,
- And 200 grams of water.
Make the bread
You have to start by making the bread first or buying the bread. This recipe is going to show you how to make the bread recipe. So set all the bread-making ingredients into the dough machine.
Start it and let it knead the dough slowly and gently. Now take all the time you need in this step and allow it to knead gently. Allow this machine to knead your dough to the complete stage, where a large piece of film can be pulled out. If it doesn’t break, then you know the kneading is done.
Add diced orange zest and knead well.
Of course, This what you’re going to use in the creation of the orange flavor. So once you add the orange zest, then you can keep kneading the dough. The kneading is going to help you in the mixing of the orange rinds into the dough.
Allow the dough to rise.
And when the kneading is done, then you should have such a round ball. Also, cover it with plastic film or even damp kitchen clothes. Here then, you should allow it to rise. In the process, then after kneading in the diced orange peels, the dough is rounded. It would help if you covered it with plastic wrap for primary fermentation.
Prepare the orange slices.
Wash the oranges and cut them into thin slices, as you can see below. Pour water and fine sugar into the pot, add the orange slices and boil together, turn off the heat, and set aside.
At this point, you’ll have the dough already fermented twice. Even if you dip your fingers in the dough, it retains the hole you made. The good thing, though, is that it will never even shrink in the process. This will be your perfect indication that the dough is now ready for you to bake it.
Divide it into portions
Please take out the dough and divide it into two portions. Remember to cover it with the plastic wrap film then and then cover it with the lid. Let it relax for 20 minutes.
Pat dry the orange slices.
Remember, we had already soaked some orange pieces above. So remove the soaked orange slices and then use your chef’s paper to drain the excess water you may have on the surface. This kitchen towel will help to get rid of the excess water on the surface. Here you even have a sweet orange ready to use on the toasted bread.
Place the orange slices in the toast mold.
Of course, you are going to be baking the bread with the oranges ready too. I like the way the sticky orange slices stick on the dough bread.
Roll the dough
So before you then set it into the baking tray, you should roll it out a little. So then you should roll out the loosened dough, as you can see below.
Roll the down partly as well
Next, you will need to roll it on the down part too. After turning it over, roll it up from top to bottom, and look something like this, thus ready to set in the baking mold.
Set it in the baking mold with the orange slices
You will always need to ferment it a second time. Carefully put it into a mold with sweet orange peels, and place it in a warm and humid place for secondary fermentation.
Set it in the 8 molds
If you have the 8 molds, then you can set it in the 8 full molds.
Cover the baking tray
Take your mold cover and then cover the baking tray with it. Now you have the molds ready for you to bake. At this point, you should set the molds in a preheated oven. So set the oven at 190°C.
When you’re going to set it in the oven, then set it in the lower middle rack as at this point, it will bake gently. The baking process should take about 40 minutes.
Rest the bread in the mold
Get the toasted bread out of the oven. In most cases, then you should let it rest in the mold for about 10 minutes before you demold. Remember to place it on a drying rack to cool thoroughly before slicing.
- The amount of milk in the recipe is adjusted according to the hardness of the dough. Am I the only one who likes the milky flavor on my bread?
- The oven has a temperature difference; please adjust the temperature and time according to your oven. Also, it would help if you always kept it in the middle, thus maintain the perfect heat of the bread.
- Please don’t waste the water that has been boiled for orange slices; it can be reused.
To finish making the toast, follow the steps here.
When you already have such delicious bread, then you should make the toast easily. I always like the breakfast in bed thing, which will be perfect to use.
Gently peel out another orange skin. Notice that the orange skin is mostly going to create the perfect flavors.
- Preheat the oven to 200°F
- Next, you should squeeze out the juice from it to make the perfect flavors.
- So get a clean bowl on the side and then set the orange zest, the oranges juice, milk, eggs, and then sugars. Take the time to whisk it all then perfectly.
- Meanwhile, it would help if you melted your butter in a skillet. Have the stove set in low heat.
- Next, take the slice of bread and dunk it in the mixture we made here already. Just remember you should not drench it to the extent it starts to break down.
- Now then, start to cook the toast on the stove for at least 3 minutes. Ensure you have the browned sides too. So then expect the dough to become a little puffy.
- When you are done, then arrange them in your baking tray. Next, you should set it in an already preheated oven. Keep the bread toast in the oven to continue the gentle cooking but don’t leave it in the oven for more than thirty minutes.
- If you want, you can sieve the powdered sugar on top of the toast before serving.
- Whoever you will be serving this toasted bread then will enjoy it the most too.
- Now get it from the oven and serve it with maple syrup.
What should I do? My French toast is soggy in the middle
I would first suggest that you check the bread you’re made into the toast. Always remember to use thick and sturdy bread. Here you are always sure you will have it suck in all the flavors but be still sturdy.
Let the bread then soak the bread liquids and soak in the liquids for ten minutes. Remember also to let it soak as a single layer. Then you can set it in the skillet to brown it perfectly.
You should always set it in the oven just because it will continue to cook there as well. The oven is a great piece to use in enhancing its look.
Can you freeze the French toast?
When you have made more than enough French toast, the second thought is whether you can store it and use it later. Well, the answer is absolutely yes; you can store the French toast. If you want it to last longer, then you should keep it in the freezer. It’s safe to set in the freezer, you know.
But when you finally would like to use it in the morning, you should set it in the fridge to allow it to thaw. So then you can set it in the oven and allow it to bake for 20 minutes under the temperature of about 350°F.
I only have a pan; is it possible to cook it in the pan?
Yes, it is possible to cook it just in the pan, but of course, for the third step, you should give it more time to cook thoroughly. It’s just the same way you do cook the French toast.
Is it possible to prep it in advance?
Based on the way we’re always busy people, sometimes you want to make your work a little easier. You see, you could comfortably prep it and cook it to the point where you’re ready to bake it.
Once you are at this point, cover it in a bowl or use plastic wrap to cover it. Set them then in the fridge and wait for the next day. When you are ready to use it, then remove it from the fridge and bake it. The baking should take about 20 minutes. In fact, it’s often better to allow it more time to absorb the juices and the liquids
Do I have to dust it off with powdered sugar?
No, you don’t have to dust it off with the sugar, but that will deliver the best level of sweetness. So it’s just how you like, and if you want to use the powdered sugar, fine, and if you don’t, it’s okay too.
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When you’re looking for the best skillet you can use to make the French toast; you don’t have to search for the different ways to make it. We all like this pan, and if you don’t have one, you should start making it.
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Orange French Toast
- 500 grams high-gluten flour
- 80 grams fine sugar
- 6 grams instant dry yeast
- 5 grams salt
- 280 grams light cream
- 30 grams eggs
- 60 grams milk
- 60 grams diced orange peel
- 2 oranges
- 100 grams caster sugar
- 200 grams water
- Make the bread.
- Add diced orange zest and knead well.
- Allow the dough to rise.
- Prepare the orange slices.
- Divide it into portions.
- Pat dry the orange slices.
- Place the orange slices in the toast mold.
- Roll the dough.
- Roll the down partly as well.
- Set it in the baking mold with the orange slices.
- Set it in the 8 molds.
- Cover the baking tray.
- Rest the bread in the mold.