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Make Ahead Christmas French Toast Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
terri bettin
Added: Friday, May 8, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 slices French Bread (1 inch thick)*
3 eggs
3/4 c. milk
2 T butter or margarine
1/4 c. brown sugar (firmly packed
1/2 c. half & half
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 T. light corn syrup

Directions:
Directions:
Butter 9" square baking pan. Position bread slices to cover bottom completely. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour egg mixture over bread and cover and refrigerate overnight. Next day, remove from refrigerator 45 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 350. In small bowl, mix (softened) butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup with a fork. Spread mixture over bread. Bake 45 minutes until puffed and golden. Serve with warm maple syrup. *Since slice sizes may vary, just make sure pan bottom is covered with slices, one layer only.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We make this every Christmas Eve to serve at our Christmas Morning Brunch. Dedicated to Nathaniel Bettin, our family's special Christmas present, who as a small child told people he shared his birthday with Jesus and Jimmy Buffet.

 

 

 

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