It always seems to take me longer to catch on to most things. And this would be a perfect example. Baked French Toast. It’s nothing new and everybody else in the world makes it all the time but I made this today for the first time for our Easter brunch. It was amazing! Of course I found it on Pinterest and it comes from a 2009 post on a blog called Rach’s Blog. Here’s the recipe:
Baked French Toast
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast ( I used a loaf of French Bread and sliced it into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices.)
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Optional: Powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar
I baked mine in a 9” x 13” Pyrex Glass baking pan.
Melt butter in microwave and mix with brown sugar and spread evenly in baking pan.
( I placed a stick of butter in the Pyrex pan and melted it in the microwave. Then I mixed in the brown sugar.)
Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla
Lay single layer of your bread in pan on top of the butter and brown sugar.
Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer. (I then used a pastry brush to make sure each piece of bread has egg mixture on it.)
Add 2nd layer of Texas Toast
Spoon on remaining egg mixture, Sprinkle with cinnamon an sugar if desired.
Cover & chill in fridge overnight ( baked mine right away and it was delicious. But I can see how making it the night before would be so convenient and make life easier. ) Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes . Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.
And here is a shot of the back side where the butter and brown sugar mixture turns to a decadent, caramel like crust!
Truly sinful and your family and guests will love you for it! Enjoy!