July 6, 2010

Baked French Toast

This was a HUGE hit with the kids. Even the hubs; he said it reminded him of "Budín de pan" from his childhood in Argentina.


1 pound sliced bread
8 eggs
3 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter*
1 1/3 cups brown sugar*
1. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange the slices of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight (or if you can't get it together the night before like me, just let it sit on the counter for a couple of minutes - it turns out delicious, anyway).

2. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter and brown sugar. Pour over bread and egg mixture.

3. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.


**I cut the butter to about 1/2 C and the brown sugar to 1/2 C also, and it was just perfect.
Not too sweet, and not loaded with fat and calories (or so I told myelf :)).
***You can also throw some nuts on it, like in the gratuitous internet pic up there.

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