Make this French toast for New Year’s day for that one last bit of indulgence that you won’t regret because your family will love it and it’s so easy to make!
Brent made this the first time for Christmas morning and he put it together so quickly after Christmas Eve dinner that I did not get any photos! It was dark anyway and I only shoot in natural light…so guess what, we had to make it again today so we could share it with you!Print
Overnight French Toast
A recipe that’s perfect for holidays and snow days! It’s easy, and has a short list of ingredients.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 6
- Category: breakfast
- one loaf of country white bread (day old)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream or half & half
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- confectioners sugar for dusting
- maple syrup
- First, you need to prepare the bread. Start by cutting a very thin slice off the bottom of the bread. This is so the batter is more easily absorbed when it’s in the pan
- Next, you are going to carefully cut 1 1/2″ slices of the bread making sure not to cut all the way through the bread. Leave about 1/2″ at the bottom of the bread uncut. Next, turn the bread, and repeat this lengthwise creating a grid pattern. Place in a baking dish that’s not too large.
- In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cream, melted butter, vanilla, and salt until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the crevices of the bread, drenching the bread with the mixture.
- Let it soak for 30 minutes at room temperature or you can make this ahead and let it soak in the refrigerator overnight.
- Spoon any excess batter over the top and bake in a 350º oven for one hour. The bread will be golden brown on top.
- Dust with cinnamon and confectioners sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.
Based on the Eggnog French Toast in The New York Times.
Keywords: breakfast, French toast, overnight French toast, breakfast casserole
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