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Lazy French Toast

Why “Lazy”?  It’s usually how I feel the next day after a party the night before.  While grabbing milk for my coffee and wondering what to eat and feed this hangover, I found leftover baguette from last night’s wine extravaganza.  There was about a loaf and a half left (I used it to accompany my spinach dip last night).  You can also use french bread.

Ingredients:  1 to 2 loaves baguette.  3 eggs.  1/3 cup milk.  2 pinches salt.  1 stick melted butter.  1 tsp. vanilla.  2 tbsp. cinnamon  (Quantity on the following depends on how much you want) – Craisins or raisins, sliced almonds and maple syrup.

Prep:  I used a 9X13 pan.  Melted the butter and spread it on the bottom and sides of the pan, then chilled the pan in the refrigerator while I sliced the bread 1/2 inch thick and set that aside.  In a bowl, beat the eggs then add the milk, salt, vanilla and 1 tbsp. cinnamon.  Get the pan out of the refrigerator and assemble.  In a honeycomb pattern (see picture) place the sliced bread in the pan.  Pour the egg mix evenly over the bread.  Sprinkle craisins (or raisins) and sliced almonds in desired amount.  Sprinkle 1 tbsp. cinnamon over everything.

Cook: Set oven to 400 degrees, pre-heat.  Place pan in the center (Center of the rack, set in the middle).  Cooking time 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve:  As soon as you take the pan out of the oven, drizzle maple syrup in desired amount then serve.  My family is casual when it comes to eating so I just put the pan on the table for everyone to serve themselves.  I also leave out the cinnamon and maple syrup – the husband usually likes to add more of that stuff.

Enjoy!

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6 responses

  1. Lovely recipe and photograph, Christine! I always like to recycle leftovers into something great! And french toast is mouthwatering good; especially, eaten with almonds, raisin or craisins, real butter, and maple syrup…can’t get enough of the goodness!

    October 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  2. Lovely recipe, writing, and photograph, Christine! I always love to recycle leftovers and create something great! French toast is always delightful, but sounds exceptionally good with raisins, craisins, almonds, real butter, and maple syrup…gotta love all the goodness!

    October 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • oh tell me about it! If I could add more butter to this recipe I would!

      October 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  3. Oh my, oh my! I want some now–well I guess it will take a bit of planning, but that is going to be attempted soon! Thanks for the recipe.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  4. Looks amazing! I would not have thought to bake french toast…better than slaving over the hot stove!

    October 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

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