2 medium-sized loaves Challah Bread, 1 1/2 inch slices
1 cup fresh Organic orange juice
1 tablespoon grated Organic orange peel
3/4 cup Organic half 'n half cream
6 large Organic eggs
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1/2 cup Organic Greek yogurt, honey flavored if available
2 tablespoons Organic granulated sugar
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except sliced Challah bread. Whisk until well blended.
Dip each slice into the egg mixture and then layer in a large glass baking dish. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt small amounts of butter into the skillet/griddle. Lightly brown the toast slices on both sides; keep warm in oven until ready to serve. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and garnish with fresh whipped cream and an orange slice before serving. Serve with warm Grand Marnier syrup.
Grand Marnier Syrup:
Combine 4 cups water and 2 cups organic granulated sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add orange peel from 2 oranges sliced into thin strips (white pith removed) and simmer until liquid is reduced to 3 cups or thickens to the consistency of syrup. Add 1 Tablespoon Gran Marnier liqueur and cook for 10 minutes longer. Remove orange peel and reserve for garnish on French toast if desired.