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The wonderful cookbook, The Silver Palate has an over-the-top French toast recipe. By using croissants instead of regular bread, and cream instead of milk, it is enough to harden anyone's arteries.

I prefer a slightly healthier version of French toast, but still using the Triple Sec and orange zest that gives the Silver Palate recipe its punch.

  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 8 thick slices of day-old bread, better if slightly stale
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh berries
  • Butter


  1. Beat eggs and milk together. Add the Triple Sec, orange zest, and cinnamon. Whisk until well blended. Pour into a shallow bowl.
  2. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture. Melt some butter (or use vegetable oil) over a skillet on medium high heat. Add as many slices of bread onto the skillet as will fit at a time. Fry until brown on both sides, flipping the bread when necessary.
  3. Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries.

Serves 4.

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