Thursday, December 19, 2013

French Toast Bake

It's the holidays and there's lots of potlucks to cook for... Now that I have little ones running around, I need something quick and easy.

I've made this before and really enjoyed it. I haven't made it lately because it's got sugar & butter & more sugar... oh it's GOOD but not the healthiest... & I LOVE French toast.

I found the recipe when I first signed up with Pinterest... I pretty much followed Rach's tweaks except I didn't cut the edges of the bread.

1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast (thick slices)
4 eggs
1.5 cups milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Cinnamon powder for sprinkling
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
White sugar for sprinkling

1) Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar. Mix well.
2) Pour butter/sugar mixture & layer onto bottom of a 9x13 pan
3) Beat eggs, powdered sugar, milk & vanilla
4) Lay single layer of Texas Toast on top of butter/sugar mix
5) Pour (or ladle) half of egg mixture on top (as evenly as possible)
6) Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon on top of bread
7) Add another layer of bread
8) Pour (or ladle) other half of egg mixture on top
9) Add thin layer of butter (if desired per Rach's instructions)
10) Sprinkle with white sugar & cinnamon

Cover and refrigerate overnight
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve!


Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter:

Add 1 cup brown sugar & stir well.

Beat 4 eggs, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, 1.5 cup milk & 1 tsp vanilla (ignore that i'm using a 1/2 tsp spoon):

Stir, Stir, STIR! (Or use a mixer if you have one hehe)

Pour all the butter/sugar mixture in a 9x13 pan and spread evenly:

Layer bread (6) and pour half of the egg mixture as evenly as possible (go slow, let it soak):

Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon before second layer:

Add another layer of (6) bread:

Brush a thin layer of melted butter, about 2 tbsp (optional so this was not on ingredient list):

Pour other half (remaining) of egg mixture:

Sprinkle white sugar & cinnamon on top:

Refrigerate overnight:

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Serve & enjoy! 

(I forgot to sprinkle it with powdered sugar as I was already running late for the holiday party! Everyone still LOVED it!)

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