Baked French Toast

Filed under: Breakfast, Breakfast - French Toast.

Some of my guests have now made this dish their favorite for Christmas Eve Breakfast/Brunch.

1 Loaf French bread (13 16 Ounces)
8 Large Eggs
2 Cups Half-and-Half
1 Cup Vanilla Soy Milk
2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Dash Salt

Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1 inch thick each. Arrange slices generously in a buttered 9/13 baking dish in two rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl combine the eggs, half-and-half, soy milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

Next day, preheat over to 350 degrees F.
Make Praline Topping with 1 and 3/4 sticks of melted butter, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, 1 cup chopped fine pecans, 2 Tbsp light corn syrup, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg. Spread the praline mixture over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lighted golden brown.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins

Other recipes by Red Bud Manor Inn:
Chocolate Pancakes
German Potato Scramble

Recipe Provided By:
Red Bud Manor Inn
Eureka Springs, AR

Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast Inns