Saturday, May 8, 2010

~baked french toast~

Do you want to make the best mothers day breakfast ever?
I usually make this on Christmas morning.
It's so rich I try and limit myself to it once a year.
However, I think I may just treat myself to it on mothers day.
If you make it, it's sure to be a hit.

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.


[email protected] Road said...

This looks really yummy! I'll bet it would be good with peaches on it. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Sounds absolutely delicious! I will try this for sure! Thank you! I have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog as well! You are such a lovely decorator!

Damaris said...

YYUUMM!! Thank you for sharing!! XXOO

Vanessa Greenway said...

I love them! My grandma use to make them for Christmas and they're called 'rabanadas' and we know them as a portuguese thing. Wish you a Happy Mother's day!

Burlap Luxe said...

Okay you talked me into it, I will try it. We all love French Toast don't we!
A couple of days ago I made DustyLu's Potato salad and it was great!!! we eat it for 3 days...Now your French toast better not do that to us, I am not sure we can handle any more calories :)

We will let you know what happens :) yummy!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Now that sounds like a yummy Mother's day breakfast.... mmmmmm and so easy to make too.,

Have a wonderful Mother's Day


Debbie said...

Oh my...this looks wonderful!! It would work well when family comes for a visit!
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Hello there! I'm an *undercover fan" lol and just love visiting. I've bookmarked this recipe and though I won't be able to give it a try for mama's day I'll save it for another day! Thanks so much and Happy Mother's Day!

Simply LKJ said...

I remember you talking/posting about this at Christmas time and I thought...oh yum! Thanks, I've talked my sweet hubby into making it for me for Mother's Day tomorrow!! LOL

Martha Carolyn said...

Oh, how I love french toast. Never tried it like this before, but I will definitely have to some time! :-)

Happy Mothers Day!

Love the Decor! said...

Love this!! we also add cinnamon and sugared sliced apples to the pan first ant then tip it over after we bake it!! It is delish
Have a happy Mother's day!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Sound's delicious! Happy Mother's Day!

Melanie said...

I love french toast! It's so delish and this looks great. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe.

Anne Lorys said...

This looks absolutely fabulous, thank you!

And have a very Hppy Mother's Day!


Kathy said...

I just got through writing down that recipe so that it could go in my little Italian man recipe holder on my counter it is replacing your spinach & sun-dried tomato fritatta recipe. You are "my" Martha Stewart! Hey Sweet Savannah's Mommy....have a great Mothers Day sweetie, you deserve it!

Karen said...

This is the BEST french toast!! I made it the last time you posted it, Melaine. Thank you for sharing this again..... a reminder to make it :-) Thank you for sharing your home.

Diana said...

I want to eat that so... so bad! Breakfast food is never wrong, is it?

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