Monday, May 9, 2011

French Toast Casserole

Warning: this post is dangerous if you are hungry or love indulgent breakfast food.
Seriously, this could be the engagement chicken of breakfasts.

I had a ladies brunch on Saturday morning for a Bible Study I attend and I made french toast casserole to take along.
I made this recipe up along the way using what I could find and a combination of a few different recipes. Here's what you need:

1 loaf of heavy, eggy bread (I used Texas toast, challah would be wonderful as well!)
7 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 tblsp vanilla
1 tblsp cinnamon

1/4 c sugar
2 tblsp cinnamon
maple syrup

heavily butter the bottom of a glass 9 x 13 pan
cut or rip bread into bite size pieces, and lay in pan.

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Whisk eggs, milk and cream well, then stir in sugar, vanilla and cinnamon

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Pour VERY slowly and evenly over the bread, going over it all several times for an even soak.

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Cover and refrigerate overnight.

in the morning take pan out of refrigerator, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and preheat oven to 350.

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Cover casserole with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove foil, and drizzle maple syrup over the top (I used approximately 1/3 cup of Mrs. Butterworths--if you use real maple syrup, use less!)

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Bake for 15 more minutes

Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes and serve warm (preferably, with bacon. and a latte)

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here it is on my plate with some of the many other goodies these ladies brought along to the brunch. (veggie fritatta and lots of fruit!)

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make this tonight for breakfast tomorrow. You won't regret it!
(ps. this recipe can easily be halved and baked in a 8x8 dish)


Mrs. Puma said...

YUM!!!! That looks & sounds delicious! I've bookmarked it in my Reader.

steph c said...

Oh my gosh. So decadent. This sounds absolutely delicious!

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