Last week I started making plans for Christmas morning breakfast. I found a few recipes for Baked French Toast and thought it would be perfect to serve on Christmas morning. It was so quick and easy to make it literally took 10 minutes and you can make it up the night before and just pop it in the oven on Christmas morning !
I use a lot of American recipes so the measurements are in cups. I found Jane Asher’s baking range in pound land a few months again and picked up a set of cups there. If you don’t have measuring cups then you can easily find conversion guidelines online.
Here’s what you will need;
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 loaf of thick bread (I used the Toastie type)
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of Cinnamon
1 tablespoon of Nutmeg
Icing sugar for dusting over once baked
Start by melting 1/2 cup of butter in the microwave then add 1 cup of brown sugar and mix well.
Pour the butter/sugar mixture into your baking dish. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, milk and vanilla together.
Next, layer the bread over the sugar mix then pour over half the liquid mix. Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg over the top. Add another layer of bread then liquid mix then sprinkle over brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cover then pop in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to cook pop in the oven for 40-45 minutes at 350 F. Once baked Dust with icing sugar and Enjoy !
I’m definitely going to teach the girls how to make this when they are bigger! I’ve written the recipe up on these cute cards for them to have when they are older and will hopefully have a Christmas morning breakfast tradition for years to come !