Wednesday, June 12, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest: Day Nine: Overnight French Toast

Today's Pinterest try was another breakfast bake.  This time French Toast!  Made the night before and simply put in the oven to bake in the morning, nothing could be easier!  Couldn't believe how RICH this was!  And I must say I scoffed at the original blog writer saying she doesn't use syrup as it would be too sweet.  I thought, "What, French Toast with no syrup!?"  But she was completely right!  I dribbled on a tiny bit but it needed NONE!

For this amazing recipe you'll need...

loaf of bread (she used Texas toast but after checking four different places I couldn't find it around here, so I used just regular bread and it worked fine)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

First melt the butter.  Mix in the brown sugar until dissolved and spread evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

In a bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, and vanilla.

Here's where my recipe varied.  She suggested pouring the egg mix over layers of bread.  Upon reading many of the comments on her blog post, and knowing I was using regular bread instead of Texas toast, I dipped each piece of bread in the egg mix rather than pour it on top.  This way I would hopefully avoid the soggy bottom layer that many said that they had.  I also layered three layers, and I'm glad because even with three layers it was pretty thin.

After creating the layers of dipped bread, I sprinkled the top with some cinnamon sugar and covered for the night.

In the morning I took it out of the fridge, uncovered it, and bake it at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  PERFECTION! 

It was so good!  But so rich we each had just a bit and had lots left over.  Liam wasn't a fan... BUT he doesn't like pancakes, waffles, french toast, etc and had decided he didn't like it before he even tried it.  The rest of us loved it!

Original recipe found HERE.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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