Monday, January 17, 2011

Baked French Toast...An Easy Solution When Serving a Crowd!

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Hot and sweet, baked to a golden crisp, and dripping with syrup, you’ll find not a single thing  missing.  A great idea when serving a crowd!


1 (13- to 14-inch-long) loaf of soft-crust supermarket Italian bread

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 2/3 cups whole milk

3 tablespoons sugar

Accompaniment: pure maple syrup


Cut 12 (1-inch-thick) diagonal slices from bread, reserving ends for another use.

Generously butter 1 side of each slice and arrange slices, buttered sides up, in 1 layer in a buttered 13- by 9- by 2-inch glass baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit if necessary.

Whisk together eggs, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined well, then pour evenly over bread. Chill, covered, until bread has absorbed all of custard, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day, depending on bread.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Bring mixture to room temperature and sprinkle bread with sugar.

Bake, uncovered, in middle of oven until bread is puffed and top is golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

Note: If you missed it, check out the recent recipe posted on the Williams Sonoma site for savory pancakes.

Source:  Epicurious


  1. I love French Toast, but of course have a variation - no sugar or milk!!

  2. Columnist,

    Now I know, you are definitely not getting enough, either way!


    Works for me...what a wonderful idea! (don't listen to the Columnist...too many years around skinny people. We need to get him to this side of the pond...soon!)

  3. How very clever and, yes, perfect for preparing french toast for a crowd. No more waiting!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing
    Is a great idea to make it in the oven.
    And lots of maple syrup.
    Thanks for the tip...


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