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Earl Grey French Toast with Orange-Maple Syrup

30 Mins
Butter Bread
Made With
Butter Bread


3/4 Cup Whole Milk

4 Earl Grey Tea Bags, divided

2 Eggs

4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup, divided, + additional for serving

6-8 Slices Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread; left out to dry overnight

1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice

5 Teaspoons Unsalted Butter, divided

1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans, optional

Orange Slices, for garnish

Serves: 3-4


Step 1

In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Remove from heat. Steep 2 tea bags in hot milk for 10 minutes. Squeeze liquid from tea bags. Let cool slightly and rinse saucepan.

Step 2

To saucepan, add orange juice and 3 tbsp maple syrup; bring to a boil. Add remaining 2 tea bags and steep over medium for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low.

Step 4

Whisk eggs and 1 tbsp maple syrup in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Slowly whisk in milk-tea mixture. Add stale bread slices to baking dish slices and soak for 1 minute per side or until mixture is absorbed.

Step 5

Melt 1 tsp butter in hot skillet. Transfer soaked bread slices from baking dish to skillet, allowing excess egg mixture to drip back into baking dish. Cook slices 2 to 4 minutes per side until golden to deep brown. (Note: You may need to work in batches, depending on size of skillet.)

Step 6

Remove tea bags from orange juice-syrup mixture and simmer 3 to 5 more minutes on medium, until mixture is thickened and syrupy. Remove saucepan from heat and swirl in 4 tsp butter. Keep warm in pot until ready to serve.

Step 7

To serve, arrange 2 slices French toast on each plate. Drizzle with orange-maple syrup. Garnish with orange slices and pecans (if using).

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