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baked french toast

Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

This is a great breakfast treat served with syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar.......yum-yum. It can be served as the breakfast meal or cut into smaller portions as a side dish with some other breakfast dishes.

yield 12 large servings or 24 small servings (Cooking time does not include refrigeration time)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For baked french toast

  • 1
    loaf sourdough bread
  • 8 lg
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 stick
    cold butter, cut into pieces
  • dried apple slices
  • dried banana chips
  • raisins, dark or golden
  • dried cherries or cranberries

How To Make baked french toast

  • 1
    Grease a 9x13 pan with butter. Tear bread into bite-size chunks and place evenly in the pan.
  • 2
    Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for several hours (about 8 to 12 hours). **If adding optional dried fruit, combine fruit with bread pieces before you pour the egg mixture.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until it all looks nice and crumbly (like small pebbles). Place in a ziploc bag and put in fridge.
  • 4
    When ready to bake, take pan and bag out of fridge. Remove wrap and evenly sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees F for @45 minutes if you like it more pudding-like (for scooping) or up to 1 hour if you like it more firm (for cutting).