One of the favorite breakfast dishes our guests enjoy is our Carriage House Inn Baked French Toast. It’s prepared the night before, and left overnight in the refrigerator to soak up all the egg and spices. Then its baked in the morning to be warm and flavorful on your plate right out of the oven.
It’s easy to make; here is the recipe. You can try it at home, or join us for breakfast on our front porch on a cool summer morning. The picture below is good enough to eat!!
Overnight French Toast from the Carriage House Inn
Melt 1/4 cup butter, mix in 3/4 cup of brown sugar. Coat the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with the butter/brown sugar glaze.
Cut a loaf of French bread into 1″ to 1 ¼” slices, and lay the slices on top of the brown sugar glaze, filling the baking dish.. This will be 6 to 10 pieces depending on the width of the French bread loaf.
8 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
2 T. vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp salt
Blend ingredients and pour over bread slices, covering thoroughly. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours (we do overnight).
In the morning:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take dish out of refrigerator while oven is preheating.
When at temperature, bake for 30 to 40 minutes till bottom is done.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on top before serving.
Enjoy with real maple syrup!!