Wednesday, February 3, 2010

French Toast With An Orange Twist

I keep trying to find ways and means to satiate my sweet tooth sans the calories. I came across this recipe in Good Housekeeping some time back and it has been on my list of healthy, low fat, lip smacking sweet treats ever since. This citrussy indulgence is also a complete balanced meal in itself as it has the best quality egg protein and the goodness of whole wheat fiber in it. Add the abundance of vitamins from the oranges and you will please the fitness fanatic too. This is great as breakfast or as an after school snack or even dessert!!!  If there ever was a quick, guilt free way to have an anytime sweet treat for both kids and adults, this is one. Try out for your self and you will know...

4 Slices whole wheat bread
3 eggs, whites only
3 teaspoons powdered sugar (add more if desired)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (add more for a more intense orange flavor)
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice.
2 tablespoons finely chopped orange segments
1 tablespoon low fat fresh hung curd or low fat set curd
2 teaspoons vegetable oil.
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
1 teaspoon low fat butter

Procedure: Trim the crust from the bread slices. Slice diagonally into 2 parts. Keep aside. Take the egg whites in a shallow bowl; add 2 tea spoons sugar, orange rind and orange juice. Whisk lightly, mix well.

Mix the orange segments and 1 teaspoon sugar into the hung curd. Apply half teaspoon  hung curd on one diagonal slice of bread and sandwich with another diagonal slice of bread. Repeat with the rest of the bread. Soak these sandwiched slices in the egg white mixture for a few seconds. Take care not to soak too much as the bread will become soggy and tear.

Heat a non stick skillet and grease lightly with oil. Shallow fry the French toast on medium heat till golden brown. Brush very lightly with butter. Drizzle honey on top. Serve hot.

This recipe is also my entry to Srivalli's Kid's Delight - Wholesome Breakfast event.
This also goes to Archana's Breakfast -30


Kitchen Butterfly said...

Love citrus flavours on pancakes, french toast and waffles! Yum

M D said...

Suma, I love the look of neatly arranged oranges on that plate. Your French Toast must be yum too :)

Srivalli said...

Thank you for the lovely entry

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

This is different. Congrats on being featured in EC's blog. Do visit my blog when time permits.