10.03.2008

Sunday Conference brunch - baked french toast

This is a recipe my sister just posted on her blog. I thought I'd share it with all of you. Who's making it this weekend??

"Here's my newest favoritest recipe for brunch (please note that it must be refrigerated overnight). Of course it has tons of butter, cream and sugar: deliciously sinful. A perfect dish to balance out all the spiritual stuff of Conference!"

Baked French Toast Casserole
(From Paula Deen, of course)

Serves: 6 to 8 servings
1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
Butter, for pan
8 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash salt
Praline Topping, recipe follows

Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch thick each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 45 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with Maple syrup.

Praline Topping:
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Spread over bread as directed above.

1 comment:

Anastácio Soberbo said...

Hellow, I like this blog.
Sorry not write more, but my English is not good.
A hug from Portugal