Ingredients:

  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla paste
  • 1 unsliced challah or egg bread (about 1 1/4 pounds), crusts removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Ice cream, mixed fresh berries or double-smoked bacon, for garnish

This recipe contains: Dairy, Wheat

Recipe notes: For a great challah recipe, try Bonnie's Challah.

RECIPE

French Toast Casserole

Bonnie Stern

Adapted from Friday Night Dinners (Random House Canada, 2008)

This casserole version of French toast is irresistible. It is a delicious cross between French toast and bread pudding. You will love it.

Yield: 8 servings

Method:

In a large bowl, combine the eggs with the milk and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and combine well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Place the bread mixture in a buttered 9 x13-inch baking dish. Combine the melted butter with the brown sugar and maple syrup. Drizzle this mixture all over top of bread.

Bake in a preheated 350ºF oven (on a baking sheet to catch any spills) until puffed and browned, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.