Monday, May 05, 2008

A recipe!

My son's class enjoyed a "French Cuisine Day" Friday in conclusion of a unit on the French language and culture. Each student was asked to bring a French dish, my son's contribution being French toast. I've made French toast on many, many occasions, the kind that you cook in a pan on top of the stove a couple of slices at a time. Not wanting to devote that much time to the project, we searched the internet for an oven baked recipe. Now, I freely admit to you that I am no real cook, but let me tell you: this stuff was good. Better than good. Like everyone--yeah that's right, everyone--was asking me for the recipe; it's that kind of good.

So, courtesy of, what I have I give to you: the recipe for the very best baked French toast EVER...

Baked French Toast


1 (1 lb) loaf of French bread, cut diagonally in 1 inch slices (we used regular, somewhat stale white bread)
8 eggs
2 cups of milk
1 1/2 cups half and half
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup


1. Butter (we sprayed) a 9 x 13 baking dish. (We baked ours in one dish as the recipe recommends; however we had some spillover so I would suggest baking it in two pans, halving the recipe between the two.) Arrange slices of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

2. 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.

3. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.



  1. My are doing the right thing...I really believe that you goes back to "this hurts me more than it does you" thing that I did not understand until my children were born....

    Love and prayers...


  2. Sounds yummy! I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Can't eat this any more...but I used to LOVE IT and my kids do too! I suppose I could make it for them nonetheless! It is GOOD stuff!

  4. We had a recent "geography" recipe too! It's from Laos and it's called Banana Sweet. A BIG hit! It's on Pragmatic Compendium and I've got a print friendly PDF version on the post.