Easy and Delicious! I prep this and a breakfast egg casserole Christmas Eve. Both go in the refrigerator overnight. While opening gifts, they bake in the oven. My family enjoys both after opening gifts. It's great to smell these cooking while opening our gifts. I think my sons enjoy the breakfast as much as opening gifts!!!
Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter together in a saucepan. Melt until all ingredients are incorporated, stirring well. Note: I do this in a large glass measuring cup in the microwave to save time. Same results, stir to be sure all is melted and incorporated.
Pour mixture into a 9x13 casserole.
Place the bread, slice side down on top of the sugar mixture, arranging bread so you can get as many slices in the pan. Set aside
Beat the eggs well until yellow and foamy.
Add the milk, half & half, & vanilla.
Slowly pour the mixture over the bread slices, being sure that each slice is covered in egg.
There will be excess egg mixture in the pan.
Cover the casserole with foil and refrigerate.
3Next morning, place the foil covered casserole in the oven, preheated to 350 degrees, on the center rack.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until lightly golden on top and the bread is "puffed up".
4I have sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the top of the bread slices after pouring the eggs into the casserole. I have added cinnamon to the egg mixture as well.
I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as my family enjoys this. It has become a part of our holiday family traditions...