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.