It seems that there are a lot of opportunities to cook things for church events…and this week was one of them. We had a special ladies breakfast yesterday, so I volunteered to make Baked French Toast, which is so easy and so delicious. It’s almost easier than regular French Toast & this serves a lot of people. I got this recipe from my sister (who makes these special treats for us at Christmas) and it’s a keeper. The egg mixture soaks into the bread & when it’s all baked up, it tastes like egg custard with maple syrup. Hope this makes you happy, like it does me!
Baked French Toast
1 loaf French bread cut in 1 inch pieces
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups half & half
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
3 Tbls. light corn syrup
Butter or spray 9×13 pan. Lay bread in bottom. Beat eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon. Pour over bread and refrigerate overnight. Next morning, heat oven to 350*. In sauce pan, put butter, brown sugar, corn syrup. Heat until it bubbles. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake uncovered for 40 mins.
Prepare to eat way too much of this stuff!!
The weather has been glorious this week. You know, perfect spring temps? A friend and I went back to Petals from the Past today & it was so much fun. I didn’t take my camera, but they have a special event once a year called Antiques in the Garden. Antique dealers come in with lots of goodies set up in the barn & outside, as well as all the plants & garden accessories that Petals has on hand. It was a beautiful day & perfect for browsing. My friend found 2 gorgeous iron arbors that she had been looking for from a vendor who had a lot of neat iron things. When I get ready to do my other gate, I’ll be looking them up! I found a couple of plates…one aqua one to add to my shells collection & another little red/white plate, both for a total of $4.50.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend & that you get some sunshine too!