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[personal profile] shalom2011-01-02 08:43 pm

Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Every year I throw a big brunch on New Year's Day.  This is a favorite and it gets devoured.  It's easy to make and the only skills required are ripping (or cutting) bread into pieces and beating eggs.  It's best made 4-24 hours prior to baking and can handle being served in a heated chafing dish for quite a while. 

Ingredients
  • One 16 ounce loaf of cinnamon toast bread
  • One dozen eggs
  • 3 cups milk (I used 1%, but any type will do)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
  • Tear or cut the cinnamon toast into bite-sized (1") pieces and place evenly in a greased, deep (3"+) 3-quart baking or casserole dish (or disposable aluminum chafing dishes which fit in 1/2 of a chafer).
  • Beat together the rest of the ingredients and pour over the bread, making sure all the bread gets thoroughly wet.
  • Cover the pan and refrigerate 4-14 hours
  • Bake 60 minutes uncovered in a 350 F oven or until center has set. Center should not appear runny.

Serve with REAL maple syrup, or even a berry syrup.