Christmas Morning Baked French Toast
By Good Dinner Mrs... on December 03, 2012
I love do ahead recipes when you are having a large group and want to spend time with friends and family: not doing last minute cooking! My Christmas Morning French Toast Casserole is do ahead, easy and delicious. Did I mention that it smells heavenly baking!
Christmas Morning French Toast
1 loaf Italian bread ( 16 ounces)
8 large eggs
2 cups half and half
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
Maple Syrup ( if desired, I don't think it is needed as the topping takes the place of maple syrup)
Slice Italian bread into 20 1-inch slices. Arrange slices on a 9 x13 baking dish( spray with cooking spray) in two rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl combine eggs, half and half, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and beat with a mixer or whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture over the bread, slowly, making sure to evenly cover all the bread. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
1/4 cup of butter( 1 sick)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
The next day preheat oven 350 F. Spread topping over bread. (It will not cover all the bread) Top with cranberries. Bake covered for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup if desired.
Good Dinner Mrs Mellen
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