Baked French Toast
6 – 8 thickly cut slices of bread
2 c. whole milk 500 mL
1/3 c. sugar 80 mL
1 tsp. vanilla or almond flavouring 5 mL
1/2 tsp. orange zest 3 mL
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 3 mL
Any type of bread is fine in this recipe. French bread, challah, raisin bread or cinnamon buns are especially good. Be creative with flavourings. Cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and nuts are a few ideas. Rather than sugar, try maple syrup. Fresh or frozen blueberries or saskatoons can be added on top of the bread slices.
Generously butter a 9” x 13” glass baking dish (23 cm x 33cm). Generously butter the thick slices of bread. Place the bread, buttered side up, one layer deep in the dish.
Whisk milk, eggs, sugar and flavourings. Pour over the bread slices. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours. Bake in a 375F oven (190C) for 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool for a few minutes, slice and serve with maple syrup, berries and dusted with powdered sugar.
This past week or so I have been featuring brunch and breakfast ideas. Let me know how it all works for you!