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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Texas toast french toast bake

    I saw this recipe from a fellow blogger and it sounded so good I had to try it last weekend.  It was great but I did add some custard between the two slices of Texas toast that made it even better.  Almost like having dessert for breakfast.


Ingredient Checklist
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar for sprinkling


Directions
1. Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar....stir till mixed.
2. Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of 9 x 13 pan....spread around
3. Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla
4. Lay single layer of Texas Toast in pan
5. Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer
6. Add 2nd layer of Texas Toast
7. Spoon on remaining egg mixture
8. Cover & chill in fridge overnight
9. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (covered for the first 30 minutes)
10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar
11. Serve with warm maple syrup (I don't do the syrup part)

- Crack eggs & get them started (on low)
- Melt butter in microwave
- Add brown sugar & stir together
  
- Pour mixture into 9 x 13 pan
- Spread evenly to cover bottom of pan

  

- Add milk & vanilla to egg mixture
- *Add 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar to egg mixture*
- Spread even layer of Texas Toast on butter/sugar layer
- *I cut off the crusts...this is NOT necessary....I just think it looks nicer...it was for a bridal shower*-

  

- After you have 1 even layer, ladle on 1/2 of egg mixture
 

- *Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon before next layer*
- Spread second layer of Texas Toast

 Add Image- Ladle second half of egg mixture
- *Spread thin layer of butter* 

 

- *Sprinkle lightly with white sugar & cinnamon*
(I think the butter & sugar help give the final product a crusty top....I could easily be wrong....but it sure doesn't hurt the flavor....and since this recipe is far from figure friendly...then why not?)
- Refrigerate overnight

 

- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar
- Top should be crusty, middle should be soft & moist, & bottom is just glorious!



 The recipe calls for eating it with warm maple syrup. I did not do this....it would be way too sweet....instead, I added the Tablespoon of powdered sugar in the egg mixture.
- I personally feel that eating it upside down is the way to go.....that way you don't waste any of the sticky bits of heaven on the plate

 

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P.S.

New sculpture at the East Columbia Library.  Great sculpture for the library.  Check out all the sculpture locations on the Howard County Arts Council website.  I will be featuring other sculptures in future blogs.

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