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One of Martha’s favorite meals for entertaining is breakfast, and in this episode she shares four favorite recipes: a classic puffy German pancake known as Dutch baby, oven-baked French toast, make-ahead classics like quiche made with peas and ham and a cheese, ham and onion strata. All are sure to perfectly start the day for family and friends.
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This Week’s Recipe
Oven-Baked French Toast
Try Martha Stewart's oven-baked French toast recipe from the "Breakfast" episode of Martha Bakes.
- 6 large eggs
- 2 1/2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
- 1 tablespoon sanding sugar, plus more for serving
- Coarse salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest, plus 2 tablespoons juice
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1 loaf brioche (20 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch slices
- Butter, for serving
- Pure maple syrup, for serving
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in the middle of the oven. In a large bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Beat in liqueur, sugar, large pinch of salt, and orange zest and juice. Add milk and beat until combined.
- Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with nonstick baking mats. Gently dip brioche, one slice at a time, into egg mixture to coat, placing 6 slices on each baking sheet. Transfer to oven and bake for 12 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with second baking sheet. Serve with butter and sugar or maple syrup.
Tips/TechniquesMartha Stewart's Tips: Always zest your citrus before juicing -- it's much easier. Dip the bread just before cooking, and take care with tender brioche slices.
Yield: 12 servings
Additional recipes and video clips from the episode are available on MarthaStewart.com: