Monday, December 21, 2009

~you are about to go up a dress size~

sorry to do it to you, but it may be worth it.
This is what we will be having for breakfast on Christmas morning.
It's good.
Real good.
Unbutton your pants good.
And here's the recipe for you....

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
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.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; heat until bubbling. Pour over bread and egg mixture.
Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.

* Here is what I do differently.
I dip the bread instead of "pouring the egg mixture over the bread"
and I sprinkle each layer with cinnamon. I also turn the whole thing over {I just use a spatula and turn each stack one at a time} after it's been soaking for a couple of hours. Finally I just buy San Francisco sliced french bread instead of cutting the bread myself and I use the biggest lasagna pan I have.

Eat your hearts out.

p.s. yes I know I was MIA yesterday.
I was recovering from the cocktail party.....
loads of fun I might add!


Three Birds Inspired said...

We make this every year when my quilt group goes on retreat to the mountains. One of the gals is a little, tiny thing. We have to pull her head out of the pan...

René said...

YUM! And what are we calling this naughty little breakfast? By the way, I am already in my big girl jeans ;)

Sheila said...

we have been doing this for 6 years now... we use reular cheap bread and some eggnog too... this is a must in our house ;)


Celeste said...

This sounds divine! I might consider adding crunched-up corn flakes; our Shoals Marriott Spa makes something similar. I'm inspired by your blog. I'm a newbie but it seems we have a similar vibe!

Anonymous said...

I make a similar recipe as well; stuffed french toast. The difference is my recipe includes fried apples and I top it off with some freshly whipped cream. (Now you now why I only make it a few times a year!)

Your birthday bash looked like fun! Thanks for the new recipes to add to our list of cocktails.

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Nicolette said...

Oh, that's nice for an occasional treat for sure.

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