Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Potluck - Baked French Toast

Hey Everyone, here is another attempt at cooking! There is a group of ladies at work that I adore, and every so often we try to spice up lunch time by planning a potluck. We usually have themes and this time it was breakfast/brunch.

I got this recipe off Lick My Spoon, which happens to be one of my favorite blogs. Steph's photos are beautiful, she writes about different topics and I like her writing style. She made this for a ski trip, and I thought it was easy and looked yummy.

Baked French Toast

1 loaf of Texas toast
6 oz. cream cheese
½ cup melted butter
2 cups milk
½ maple syrup
5 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
Chopped pecans

Spread the cream cheese on both sides of the bread. Place in a greased 13×9 inch baking pan. Whisk remaining ingredients together and pour over bread. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Sprinkle chopped pecans on top and bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees until puffy and set.

I couldn't find Texas Toast so I used Challah bread. I didn't let it sit over night because I was in a hurry, so I don't know if that affected the turnout. I didn't know how much cinnamon to put in, so I actually didn't put enough (lesson learned). Also, I used lite syrup and fat free milk, which I think I'll substitute for the 'real stuff' next time. Thankfully everyone enjoyed it anyway! Great recipe and I know what I need to do differently next time!


Anonymous said...

You can find texas toast at safeway.

Anonymous said...

-Shaughn P

Dskco said...

Hi Shaughn! Great seeing ya last night, and I was at Shoppers and seriously couldn't find it in the bread isle! I'll check out Safeway for it next time, thanks =)

Anonymous said...

Yeah its hit and miss at safeway also, I always used to buy it to make these RIDICULOUS peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I had to cut back I would go through a entire loaf in a day. Ralston would look at me and shake his head.

Lick My Spoon said...

I'm glad you enjoy my site :) If you ever try this recipe again try dusting the about 1/2 tsp. of cinnomon. Good call on using challah bread! I like thicker bread, so you can also try using a loaf of Italian or french bread sliced on the bias about an inch thick.

Ethnic Food said...

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