Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cinnamon Baked French Toast

ingredients • 1 loaf stale bread • 8 whole eggs • 2 cups milk • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream • 3/4 cups sugar • 2 tablespoons vanilla • 1/2 cup flour • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 stick cold butter, cubed • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds directions 1. grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. 2. tear the bread into chunks and place them in the greased pan. 3. mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, nuts and vanilla. pour the mixture evenly over the bread. cover and refrigerate overnight. 4. in another bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. add the butter and mix until the batter comes somewhat together, like little pebbles. store in a plastic bag in the fridge. 5. preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 6. take your pan with the soaking bread inside and sprinkle crumb mixture on top. 7. if you like soggier French toast, bake for 45 minutes. for a firmer and less liquid-y French toast, bake for an hour. 8. serve warm with maple syrup and butter, if desired.

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