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Baked French Toast January 9, 2013

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2005. The recipe was prepared with Challah and served with a Berry Compote.

1 lb loaf French bread, 1-inch thick slices
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups half and half
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup butter
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbl light corn syrup

Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Arrange bread slices in bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; heat until bubbling. Pour over bread and egg mixture. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes with a cookie sheet below to catch drips.

 

Apple and Spice Baked French Toast

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From Girlie Weekend 2003

1 lb loaf unsliced French, sliced into 1-½-inch thick slices
8 large eggs
1 cup sugar, divided in half
3 ½ cups milk
1 Tbl vanilla extract
8 ½ cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced (about 6-8 medium apples)
1 Tbl ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 Tbl butter
Warm maple syrup
Whipped cream

Arrange bread slices tightly together in lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Beat milk, eggs, ½ cup sugar and vanilla with wire whisk until blended. Pour half of egg mixture over bread. Place sliced apples over bread to cover. Pour remaining egg mixture over apples. Combine remaining ½ cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Dot with butter. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Bake uncovered at 350 for one hour. Remove from oven, and let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares. Serve with warm maple syrup and top with whipped cream.