Monday, November 7, 2011

French Toast Strata -Yummy!

For Breakfast this morning I made this yummy recipe I got from my sister-in-law.  She made it for us when we went to visit.  I won’t waste anymore time with details here it is.

French Toast Strata
(great for holidays, potluck brunches)
Bring to boil in small saucepan
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup

Pour into a 9" x 13" pan, tilting it to coat evenly.
My kids don’t care for nuts.  We skipped that part.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts on top then allow to cool.
Slice Challah or Brioche or Vienna or Sourdough (any crusty bread, we've tried them all) into 1 1/2" slices. Arrange bread in pan on top of syrup.
Whisk together then pour over bread:
8 eggs (can use Egg Beaters)
1 1/2 cup milk
1 Tbs. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Refrigerate covered overnight. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40 min. or until brown and puffy.
Here it is this morning.  It was funny, it came out of the oven with a giant bubble on the top.  You can kind of see it here. So, I poked a hole into the top and it deflated by the time it was time to serve.  Everyone loved it.  I love when I can find a recipe that the whole family will eat.

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