The Arizona Biltmore Hotel’s Orange French Toast
July 09, 2022
"The Arizona Biltmore Hotel’s Mascarpone-stuffed French Toast with Orange Compote you will need 36 slices white bread, enough for 18 sandwiches. You are supposed to serve 2 or 3 sandwiches each but I'm serving individual for count"
- Serving Size: 1 (243.6 g)
- Calories 399.2
- Total Fat - 14 g
- Saturated Fat - 4.1 g
- Cholesterol - 305.4 mg
- Sodium - 444.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 50.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
- Sugars - 22.4 g
- Protein - 17.8 g
- Calcium - 290.2 mg
- Iron - 3.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 35.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Drain the canned mandarin oranges
Reserving the juice
You should have 1 1/2 cups reserved juice (if you are short, make up the difference with additional orange juice).
In a large, heavy-bottom saucepan
Combine the canned oranges, reserved mandarin juice, 2 1/2 cups orange juice, ginger and sugar over high heat.
Bring the mixture to a strong simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until the compote is reduced to sauce consistency, about 40 minutes.
As the compote reduces, the color will deepen to a rich apricot shade.
When the compote is almost reduced, in a small bowl combine the remaining one-fourth cup orange juice with the cornstarch, whisking to thoroughly combine and form a slurry.
Add the slurry into the reduced compote, stirring until the compote thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Cut the bread: Use a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut through the center of each slice to form a round.
Spread 1 tablespoon mascarpone over each of half of the rounds, then cover with a remaining round of bread.
Repeat, forming 18 sandwiches.
In a large bowl
Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar to form a batter.
Heat a large flat skillet over medium heat.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil to the pan (enough to form a thin film), heating until the oil is hot.
Dunk a sandwich quickly into the batter, coating on all sides.
Place the sandwich in the skillet and fry until golden and crisp on both sides, about 1 minute per side.
Repeat with the remaining sandwiches until all are fried, holding the fried sandwiches in a warm place.
Place warm sandwiches on each plate, topping with a spoonful of compote.
Tips & Variations
- 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter