When Life Gives You Lemons: 10 Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Best of Winter Citrus

Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Blood Orange French Toast
Ingredients:
1 loaf whole-wheat challah or other eggy bread
5 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup blood orange juice
2 tablespoons blood orange zest
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Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Blood Orange French Toast
Ingredients:
1 loaf whole-wheat challah or other eggy bread
5 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup blood orange juice
2 tablespoons blood orange zest
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vanilla extract butter and a neutral oil for frying
Directions:
1. Cut the bread into thick 1″ slices.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange juice, zest, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Immerse 3 or 4 slices at a time in the egg mixture for 1-2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon neutral oil in the skillet. Add the French toast and fry for 2-3 minutes per side. Store cooked French toast on a warm plate in a 200 degree oven.
4. Serve with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and blood orange slices. less 
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Fri, Jan 25, 2013 4:02 PM EST
Every winter, when morale starts to fall, the new crop of seasonal citrus magically appears. Meyer lemons, ruby red grapefruit, tangelos, clementines, and blood oranges are just a few of my favorites. We live in New York, so it's not local, but it is fresh, bright, vibrant, and perfect. Just what we all need to get through the rest of winter. We rounded up 10 of our favorite ways to enjoy the season's best citrus. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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