Saturday, January 21, 2012

French Toast Casserole

My friend made this and I had it this was divine!  So fluffy and yummy, I could have had it for all three meals.  I'm thinking, you could easily make this in the crock-pot or the dutch oven while camping.  Thanks Mel for sharing the recipe...though I really wasn't going to leave your house without it ;-).

1 loaf french bread, cut diagonally into 1" pieces
8 eggs lightly beaten
2 cups half & half
1 cup milk (or you can take the half & half and milk, and sub it out for 2 1/2 c milk and 1 can sweetened cond milk)
cinnamon, to taste
nutmeg, to taste

1 cup softened butter
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup brown sugar

1.  Place cut bread in 9x13 baking dish.

2.  Mix remaining ingredients together.  Pour over bread and in between pieces.  Let sit in fridge overnight for at least a few hours.

3.  Cream together topping ingredients and spread on bread.

4.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. 

*Garnish with powdered sugar (optional) and serve with syrup or macerated berries.

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