Baked French Toast with Berries

posted by Linda in MO 05-13-101 3:27 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Baked French Toast with Berries
Recipe By :Splendor in the Bluegrass
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 loaf French bread -- (8 oz.) cut into about 3/4 inch slices
4 eggs -- beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 T. pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup sliced strawberries

Lightly grease a 3 qt. rectangular baking dish (9x13). Arrange bread slices in pan.

In a large bowl, stir together eggs, milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Slowly pour over bread. Press lightly with the back of a large spoon to moisten bread. Cover and chill in the fridge for 8 to 24 hours.

In a bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are the size of small peas. Cover; chill in fridge up to 24 hrs.

Before baking, sprinkle blueberries over bread; sprinkle flour mixture over berries.

Bake, uncovered, in a 350 deg. oven 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted off-center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes; top with strawberries and whipped cream, if desired. Cut into squares.

Per serving: 312 calories, 11 g. fat, 44 g. carbo., 2 g. fiber

Source: Hometown Cooking, April '01, p. 23

Serving Ideas : I served it with sausage links, sliced strawberries, and Yoplait custard style vanilla yogurt mixed with a little bit of brown sugar.

NOTES : I used 3 whole eggs and 2 egg whites; 2 % milk; a little more cinnamon; a little more blueberries; and more strawberries. I made it in an 8.5 x 11 inch pan. In the morning I let it sit on the counter for about 30 min. before I baked it since I used a Pyrex pan. I also had to bake it a little longer--probably close to 40 minutes.

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