Saturday, April 10, 2010

Baked French Toast with Mimosa Jam

We discovered that everyone’s favorite Sunday morning cocktail makes a fantastic jam. This jam, the simple blend of oranges and sparkling champagne, makes every morning a celebration of flavor! What's more delicious then french toast? French toast with mimosa orange syrup!
For the French Toast-
1 2/3 cup light cream
5 eggs, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp. plus 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
¼ tsp. pure vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
1-12 oz. loaf rich egg bread, cut into 1-inch slices (trim crust if desire)
1 Tbsp. butter, softened For the Mimosa Orange Syrup-
½ cup Stonewall Kitchen Mimosa Brunch Jam
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. butter
Sour cream and mint leaves for garnish.
Glass: Flute(champagne), Wine glass

Step 1: Fill half of your glass with orange juice, make sure it's cold
Step 2: Tilt the glass and fill it with your champagne or sparkling wine
Step 3: Give it a stir with you bar spoon or any long thin object
You can also use:Any citrus fruit can make a great mimosa, you can use grapefruit juice instead of orange, or cranberry juice, or make few of each kind, the colors are beautiful.
*Dip the rim in fine granulated sugar...Garnish with an orange on the rim of the glass, just cut a piece of orange any way you like, the person drinking the cocktail will be happy for that small bite at the end of the drink, or put a cherry in the glass.