We had this today at our Young Women's breakfast for our graduating seniors. It was so yummy, especially topped with cream, raspberry sauce, and fresh raspberries. I thought I'd pass it along!
1 Loaf soft French bread (sliced diagonally, about 1 1/2 –inch thick)
1 quart whipping cream
¾ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 tablespoons orange extract
Combine liquid ingredients. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
Remove bread and discard liquid. Spread butter on flat grill. Cook bread until golden brown, then bake at 450 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes on until bread is puffed up like a soufflé.
Dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings