Monday, April 7, 2008

Madame Dodie's Baked French Toast

This is such an amazing dish, great for brunch! It came from a cookbook put out by CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), who help abused and neglected children who are going through the court system.

Serves 6-8

4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream (or whole milk)
2 cup 2% milk
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
1 t vanilla (I double it)
1 t cinnamon (I double it too)
1 t nutmeg
1 loaf day old French bread, cut into 12 1" slices (I did 8)
powdered sugar

The night before serving, combine everything but the bread in a large bowl. Pour into a greased 10" x 15" x 2" glass dish (I used a 13" x 8") or baking pan. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in egg batter. Turn bread once to coat both sides. Cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, bake, uncovered at 350 degrees in the middle of the oven for about 45 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple or berry syrup (or as is!).


Michelle P said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds so good! I needed a good recipe like that! Suzanne, can you edit your post to add labels to it, so it will come up as a brunch item and also use your name as a lable too? Just helps when we go to find a recipe later.

annette said...

Suzanne, this is it!!!! thanks for putting it up for all to see! Everybody: Suzanne made this one for MOMs 2x ago, it was AMAZING!!! yum yum!