Saturday, January 21, 2012

Baked French Toast

I adapted this recipe from Paula Deen and served it Christmas Morning.  It's really like a warm bread pudding and it was devoured!   Making it again as we have house guests and wanted to share the recipe with my modifications.

Baked French Toast
adapted from 
Paula Deen's Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup
Ingredients:
  • 1 large loaf french bread, sliced to 1/2" thickness
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 C half and half
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla bean paste
  • 1 T freshly grated nutmet
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • bit of lemon zest
  • 1/2 t salt
Directions:   Slice bread into 1/2" thickens and arrange slices in a greased baking dish, making 2 overlapping rows.  In a large bowl combine eggs, cream, half and half, sugar, vanilla, spices and salt and beat with a whisk until blended together.  Pour the mixture over the bread, making sure to spoon it between the slices, getting each one wet.   Cover with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.   Remove Saran Wrap and spread topping over the entire top.   Bake for 40 minutes, until  puffed and golden.   Serve!

Praline Topping
Ingredients:
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1 C chopped nuts
  • 2 T molasses
  • 1 t fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt

5 comments:

gobakeyourself said...

These french toast look absolutely hundred percent delicious!!! I love how by baking, they get an extra crispiness :D

Thanks for accepting me on foodbuzz by the way - I look forward to recipe sharing :)
Should you want to, I invite you to check out my Nutella baking week as well!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
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Liz Marr, MS, RD @ LizOnFood.com said...

Looks like a decandently delicious holiday breakfast!

janet@fromcupcakestocaviar said...

Oh my Lord... now this is MY idea of French Toast!

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful with the spices looks delicious

Matt @ RecipeLion said...

This dish looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my comfort foods blog hop for a chance to win a Wilton donut pan: http://bit.ly/yMcu5R