November 14, 2020
With the holidays coming up, you might be needing a nice breakfast casserole to serve your guests… if you have any COMING this year, that is! Most people will have at least a FEW family members stay over and this dish is soooo easy to make and is sure to please the masses! You will need to plan ahead because it needs to soak in the refrigerator overnight, but it is easy to do the night before while everyone is chatting it up in the kitchen. Let us know if you try it out and how your group enjoyed it… our family LOVES THIS! You can cut back on the fat content of the milk used and try using half & half instead of the whipping cream… but just know that the custard base will NOT be as creamy and rich tasting. Remember that you aren’t going to eat the entire casserole yourself, you will most likely only be eating ONE PIECE… maybe TWO. LOLOLOLOL But seriously… this is sooooo delicious that everyone is going to go CRAZY over it! Mummy has never tried to do it, but I am sure you could easily cut this recipe in half when you just need a smaller portion for your immediate family. Just try baking it in an 8″ square dish… I think that would work, actually! We are sending your family lots of love this Thanksgiving and hope that you stay safe and healthy. KISS KISS
FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
1 loaf of French bread ( I used a soft baguette) cut into bite-sized cubes / 10 cups
3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TABLESPOONS vanilla extract (yes, that is TABLESPOONS!)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces
Grease a 9 x 13″ pan with butter. Cut your bread into cubes and sprinkle over your greased pan. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the milk, whipping cream, sugars and vanilla extract. Whisk until it is well combined and you can feel that the sugars have dissolved. Pour this mixture evenly over the bread. Mash down on the bread cubes so that they are all evenly saturated in the egg mixture. Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate overnight.
****You can make your topping ahead of time and put it in a ZIPLOCK bag and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake your casserole in the morning.
FOR THE TOPPING: In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the cold butter pieces and using a pastry cutter or a fork, mix it until it resembles chunky pieces of sand. Dump it into a plastic baggie and refrigerate until ready to use.
In the morning, when ready to bake, remove the foil and sprinkle the topping evenly across the top of your saturated bread. Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour until it is a nice golden brown color. Serve it warm just like it is…. or add a tiny drizzle of maple syrup and top with assorted fresh fruits. Daddy likes to have a platter of bacon or sausage with this too… so that’s another suggestion for you!
Gosh Dang!!! If I made this, I would have to eat the entire thing. My husband, crazy man, doesn’t like sweets. I could eat it all in one sitting. Now, I could make an offer to come to your house & break bread with you. Happy Holiday season!!!
Lolololololol well we should have had you come over to eat some of this!!!! Honestly.. it is truly ADDICTIVE!!!
This sounds delicious. Definitely a keeper! Hugs❤️❤️❤️❤️
Your family will love this!
Sounds delicious,pray alls well and will have nice Holidays coming up,my husbsnd is a diabetic now, I have to watch and counts hos carbs,I loved all the baking,and cooking big dinners ,but its different now,time changes things,but Happy Thanksgiving to u all love and prayers ❤ sent to u all,much love and ? kissess,sent to all,God bless u ?❤all,
Well then, this might not be the meal for you… but we do hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and continue to stay safe. KISS KISS
Looks yummie! ❤️❤️❤️❤️?
Ohhhh ms Becky!!! It is just divine!!! Mummy and Daddy were talking about y’all just the other day and remembering how much they had enjoyed their time with you!!! We hope that everyone is doing well and staying safe. KISS KISS
Millie LaRue this sounds like a Very Delicious dish. I must try this one. But I too will have to be careful because no one in my house eats sweets but me. Hee Hee. I can’t wait to try it. Will definitely let you know how it turns out.
I think you should try and HALF the recipe… it should work out!!! Let me know.
Ohhhhhhhh, yummmmmmm! Growing up, my mom made French toast for us…..I’m going to have to give this a whirl…..maybe invite some friends over to help save me from eating it all………??
Mummy ate French Toast ALLTHE TIME too and this is sooooo perfect for large groups so you don’t have to stand over the stove dipping and flipping all of those slices of bread!!!! You will love this even MORE!!!
Thank you, little Millie. for sharing your recipe! It sounds delicious! I hope you, your sisters and your mummy and daddy will all have a lovely and safe Thanksgiving! You are so precious. ?
Thank you very much… I hope that you will give it a try.
This sounds yummy, . have a wonderful day
I-hope you will give it a try!
Looks delicious! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ?
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! KISS KISS
This looks delish. I occasionally make a raspberry French toast with raspberry syrup. It is similar in that it is a casserole type dish that does better if you make the night before. Yummy! ?❤
Ohhhh that sounds yummy!!!!
WE TURTLES DO NOT EAT THINGS LIKE FRENCH TOAST BUT I THINK MY MASTER WOULD LOVE THIS. IT LOOKS PRETTY.
I think your master will love it! You might even like a tiny nibble!!!!
This sounds delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Yum, sounds so good and looks delicious! I’m so going to try this out either for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Thanks so much for recipe! I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
Perfect!!!! I can’t wait to hear how it turned out!
Oh my goodness! This looks delicious!!! If we do brunch during Christmas this is what I am taking for sure !!! I hope you are all doing well!!❤️❤️
Yippppeeee… let me know how they liked it!
This sounds so delicious. I’m definitely going to make it. I think my family will enjoy it. Like you all there will only our immediate family.
From our house to yours
Happy Thanksgiving ?
Love Oliver and Susan
This will be perfect for your family breakfast… let me know what they thought about it!
I can’t wait to make this! Sounds so delicious. I will definitely let you know how my family liked it. Thank you for sharing ❤️
Ohhhh please update me on how they liked it!
Do you have a Weight Watchers approved version of this? Hahahaha
Lost 35 lbs in the last year and THIS is such a temptation !
WOW!! Congratulations! Don’t eat this!!! Lolololol
Yummy! Thank you ?
You are soooo welcome.
Oh my goodness, does this ever look good! Thank you for sharing it!! Happy Thanksgiving!
It is super delicious!!!
Thank you Milli! This looks fabulous! Happy Holidays and love to you all!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Sounds really yummy.
It is super delicious!
Sounds delicious! I hope that you all have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. <3
We hope yours is a special one too. Stay safe.
It is sooooo good!
Just wait until you taste it!
This sounds so good ,will have to try it . Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving . Hugs to all of you
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! KISS KISS
Wow, this sounds perfect for any holiday morning thank you
Oh yes, it is perfect when tou have company over!
Yes!!!! You will love it!
Going to try have to purchase the ingredients. Aww sweet babies Happy Thanksgiving ?❤️
Let me know how you like it!
Happy Thsnksgiving to u all this sounds delicious, ? pray u all are ok had a friend pass today ,so sad,God bless u all love u sweet beautiful girls take ❤ care,
Oh I am so very sorry to hear about your friend!!!! Please stay safe.