Sunday, April 26, 2009

French Toast Casserole

This is a really great recipe. I use this a lot when I am having company and need something elegant to serve for breakfast, but do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I am making it this weekend for a "after the prom" breakfast. I am hoping this is the last prom for awhile. This would also be an excellent Mother's Day Breakfast. Some one could discreetly leave the recipe where someone could find it. The great thing is you make it the night before and just stick it in the oven. How complicated can that be?

This is for 6 to 8 people. You will need a 13" by 9" cake pan.

2 tablespoons of corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
10 to 16 slices of bread [you can use any type of bread you like, french bread, regular sandwich bread, baguettes]
Nuts are optional
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place the first three ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer until syrupy. Pour into 13" by 9" pan. Lay the bread slices on top of the mixture and keep laying them on top of each other till the pan is full.
Beat well the next four ingredients. Pour over the bread. Cover, place in refrigerator overnight.
In the morning preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the pan and sprinkle the top lightly with cinnamon. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with maple syrup, butter, and or fresh fruit. I like to take a fruit jam and heat it in a bowl in the microwave. Wash and trim your fresh fruit. I serve the french toast with the jam and fresh fruit. Also, fresh orange juice and bacon, ham or sausage is optional.


Jenxo said...

oooh yumm, my mouth is watering ...have to try this one , thank youuu... jenxo

Deb a.k.a.The Invisible Blogger.... said...

Wow, how yummy, can i come for breakfast? It is the one meal I really don't care to make, but rather have made for me. However this recipe might make it something I would like. Thank you for sharing.

Bea said...

Ok, this looks like a keeper. I have the family coming to visit at the end of May. This will be perfect to feed the screaming masses. Let them eat FRENCH TOAST! :)Bea

Kathy said...

Mouth watering!!! So...when ya coming over to make me some??? LOL!!! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

Robin said...

Yummy! This looks like one I have to try...thanks for sharing Elizabeth!!

Patti said...

I could probably put up a billboard and still have to make it myself but it sure looks worth the effort!

PCarriker said...

This looks scrumptious! Thank you for visiting me:-) Now to get hubby to make this for mom's day...

gale said...

This looks so yummy. I am going to make it ASAP!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

My lips are watering, Elizabeth...this sounds like a yummy recipe...thank you for sharing!