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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 20:07

Overnight French Toast Bake

Overnight French Toast Bake

At home I call this Twas the Night Before Christmas French Toast. After years of having to break away from family fun and relaxation on Christmas morning, I learned that making breakfast the night before is so much easier, so this is our tradition, making French toast that I just sit out when we start opening our stockings and pop in the oven as we begin the presents. Perfect! This recipe is great for company, too.

1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 loaf thick sliced bread challah bread or Texas Toast (about 1" slices)
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tbls orange zest
2 Tbls orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Serve with warm pure maple syrup
 
  • Butter the bottom of a large, heavy, lipped baking sheet (sides at least 1" high.)
  • Arrange bread slices in a single layer in bottom of pan.
  • Beat eggs, milk, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a bowl until homogeneous. Pour over bread. Coating each piece completely. Turning to coat if necessary.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
  • The next morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Bake French toast 10 minutes.
  • Turn pieces over and continue baking until just golden, about 4 minutes longer.
  • Serve immediately.
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