December 29, 2011

Holiday Cheer - Baked French Toast

Wow, only two days left in 2011, can you believe that?  On New Year's Day I'm hosting a brunch for 18-20 people.  My family is holding its Christmas gathering this weekend, so lots of in-town and out-of-town people. I fixed this recipe earlier this year, when I hosted a similar brunch. It was a big hit and will make a nice addition to your brunch menu.

Baked French toast
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut diagonally in 1 inch slices
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1.  Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange the slices of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
2.  The next morning, preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; heat until bubbling. Pour over bread and egg mixture.
3.  Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes. 

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Becky said...

I love french toast, but never had baked french toast. This sounds delicious. I will have to try this and see if my husband likes it.

marybelle said...

French Toast is always a hit. I love the idea of baking it.

Tawn Scotton said...

Thanks for posting the baked ft recipe! I tried it before bit something didn't turn out right. French toast is my oldest some favorite.