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 allrecipes.com, what I have I give to you: the recipe for the very best baked French toast EVER...

Baked French Toast

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

Yum!

6 comments:

  1. My friend...you are doing the right thing...I really believe that you are...it 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...

    MdA

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

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  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!

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  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.

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