This is a very different way to prepare french toast. It comes out very much like sticky buns, and is delicious.



  1. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter, and corn syrup. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle pecans over the sugar mixture. Arrange the bread slices in the bottom of the dish so they are in a snug single layer.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg whites, and eggs. Pour this mixture over the bread, pressing on the bread slices to help absorb the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.

  3. Heat the oven to 350&degF; (175&degC). Remove the cover from the baking dish, and let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature.

  4. Bake for 35 minutes at 350&degF; until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.