Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Overnight Stuffed French Toast

This has to be one of the easiest breakfasts ever. 

Bread. Eggs. Jam. Cinnamon. Milk.


Eggs.

Crack them open and whip them up.  Add a dash of cinnamon and enough milk to cover most of the bread. Eyeball it.  I used about 6 eggs and 1 cup or so of milk for half a loaf of bread.  Use more milk if you have less eggs and more eggs if you have less milk.  Use cream if you don't have milk.  I've been know to use um, ah, apple cider.  You catch my drift? Substitute!


You can use fresh or stale bread.

Just not moldy bread.  I don't recommend it.



I try to use only jams and jellies that are fruit sweetened with no added sugar.

You can use any flavor you happen to have or like.

I happened to have a new jar of black cherry. Yum.



Take your bread and spread the jam on one side of each pair.



Obviously, I cut them up to fit and smushed  what didn't fit.

It isn't very pretty.

Okay. I was in a hurry and made it for Easter Brunch before church.

I was in a hurry.

I was in a hurry.



I was in such a hurry that I never took a picture of the finished product.

Sorry.

All those Easter people ate it all up.

So now you just have to use your imaginations. Just imagine there is a perfectly focused picture of perfectly browned stuffed french toast.

Here's the beauty of this recipe. You can stuff it with real fruit or cream cheese and jam.  You can use italian bread or french bread or croissants.  (Oh man, I miss croissants.  This is where its sometimes hard to be wheat free. I haven't heard of croissants made with spelt flour...hmmm)

Overnight Stuffed French Toast
Bread
Eggs
Milk
Cinnamon
Jam

Spread jam on one side of each pair of bread slices.  Fit them into your baking dish in a single layer of double bread.  That sounds really confusing.
Mix eggs, cinnamon, and milk in a separate bowl. Pour over the bread. Flip over till they are mostly covered.
Allow bread to soak for a few hours, preferably overnight. Soak covered with plastic wrap in the fridge.
To bake: Remove plastic wrap and place dish into oven when you turn it on to 375 degrees (F)
Bake 40 minutes or till browned and crispy.

Serve with maple syrup and butter or homemade fruit syrup. 

Homemade fruit syrup sauce post coming soon!

Hungrily,
The Lunch Lady

2 comments:

Sinead said...

Oooo this look delicious!

I do mine with naughty amounts of chocolate: http://irishwishesarespecial.blogspot.com/2011/05/stuffed-french-toast.html

Eliza Huie said...

Going to try it! Our chickens are laying like crazy and I just made some jam from the strawberries we picked at a local farm. LOVE LOVE LOVE how easy your recipes are. Thanks for the ideas.