food for thought

by michelle

french toast casserole

with one comment

For breakfast entertaining this casserole is a crowd pleaser and easy to prepare in advance. My sister plans to serve this on Christmas morning.

french-toast-casserole

Slice 2 baguettes into 20 slices, 1-inch each. Arrange the slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows.  In a large bowl, combine 8 large eggs, 3 cups of full-cream milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, ¼ or a teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour the mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day, preheat the oven to 180℃ (350℉). Mix together 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of butter and spread this mixture over the top of the casserole. Scatter ½ a cup of chopped walnuts over the top. Bake for 40 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. I served mine with a choice of bacon, maple syrup and home-made strawberry preserves.

Advertisements

Written by michelle picker

December 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I did serve it on Xmas morning, with maple syrup, sausages, muesli, creamy greek yoghurt and a clementine & strawberry salad. Who needs Xmas dinner!

    Eve

    December 28, 2012 at 4:53 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: