Croissant French Toast
8 medium croissants
1 (18-oz.) jar jam or marmalade
6 T. orange juice
5 eggs, beaten
1 C. whipping cream or half and half
1 t. almond extract
Garnish: confectioners' sugar and fresh fruit
The day before baking, grease a 13 x 9-by-2-inch baking pan. Split croissants in
half. Place bottom halves in pan.
Combine jam and orange juice and blend well. Pour 2/3 of jam mixture over
croissants. Replace tops of croissants.
Blend together eggs, cream, and almond extract. Pour over
croissants. Spoon remaining 1/3 jam mixture over croissants.
Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours
before baking. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350° F.
Bake, uncovered, in center of oven for 40-45 minutes. Let
stand 5 minutes at room temperature before serving. Garnish with a dusting of
confectioners' sugar and fresh fruit.
Note: You can use any flavor of jam or marmalade you wish.
Makes 8 servings.