Friday, February 12, 2016

French Toast Bake

Brunch has become a wonderful way to get together with friends. But honestly no one wants to wake up early to prepare and cook. I am (as you saw from some of my Thanksgiving recipes) all for prepare ahead meals! Actually with softball season coming around, I will make a good amount of freeze ahead meals for the Crockpot! This recipe is a hit with all of our friends! I  don't know many people who do not like French Toast. 


French Toast Bake








Ingredients: 
FRENCH TOAST:
  • 1 loaf Crusty French Bread (you might need two depending on the size)
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 stick Cold Butter, Cut Into Pieces

Recipe:
1. Spray Pam into a 9x13 baking dish. 
2. Rip bread into chunks and distribute into the dish.
3. In a bowl mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. 
4. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.
5. mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add butter pieces and cut them into the dry mixture until mixture resembles fine pebbles. Cover and store in fridge.
       **The next day:
6. Preheat oven to 350 F. 
7. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top of the french toast. 
8. Bake 1 hour or more for a firmer, less liquid texture.