Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cooking Thursday

Do you ever make breakfast for supper? It can make a pretty easy meal and a nice change.  I tried a new recipe for a French toast casserole recently and had it for supper.  It turned out good and was easy to make. It had cream cheese in it, which is always yummy I think!  One tip - cut the cream cheese into small cubes.  I think mine were too big and I wished they had been more spread out in the dish. Also the maple syrup and cinnamon in it made it all look brown, but it added wonderful flavor!

French Toast Casserole
10 cups cubed French bread
8 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter
8 ounces cream cheese, room temp, cut into small cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
Add in melted butter and whisk another 2 minutes.
Stir in bread cubes, pressing them down so they're completely coated and absorb the liquid.
Spread half the bread chunks in an even layer in the prepared pan, then sprinkle half of the cubed cream cheese over top.
Top with remaining bread chunks and cubed cream cheese.
Cover pan with roil and place in oven.  Bake for 35-45 minutes until cooked through and golden.  (I removed the foil for the last 5-7 minutes of baking.
Remove from oven, may serve with additional maple syrup.  Serve immediately.
This reheats well.


Arlene @Nanaland said...

Someone made this for our coffee time at church one morning. It was good!!

Anonymous said...

That sounds delicious, Mari. My dad would often make French Toast for supper on Sunday nights back when we were kids.

Sandi said...

Yum... how did you make your bacon so perfect?

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

We do enjoy breakfast for supper and that recipe looks like a winner. I always look forward to your cooking Thursday recipes!

Dianna said...

Oh my, Mari! This sounds so yummy! I will be giving it a try. When we had the overnight cinnamon roll recipe that you'd shared I put about half of it in the freezer so we could enjoy it another time. We had that this past weekend for breakfast and it was just as yummy as if I'd just taken it out of the oven. We are going to have the Corned Beef Buns tomorrow evening. :) All are reasons why I enjoy your Thursday posts. :)

Linda said...

One word...yummy!!! smiles

Saleslady371 said...

This looks so any time of the day! I like your post because you call it "supper" like me. My daughter razes me all the time because she calls it "dinner!" Such a wise guy, she is.

Doris said...

We love breakfast for dinner. All of us except Ellen, that is. So we do it when she's working. This sounds delicious. I also have a baked French toast dish that I got years ago from Blogger, Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality.

Karen said...

I made a Mexican breakfast casserole for supper this week. I will get the recipe up later today.

Sally said...

That really looks delicious!

We used to make breakfast at night, but kind of got of the habit. I'm glad you reminded me. :)


Jenny said...

Oh that's a wonderful recipe. My version involves peaches but you can't lose either way. xoxo

Terri D said...

We like breakfast food for dinner and do it often. I usually make a stuffed omelette, but this sounds yummy!

Patsy said...

We do that sometime , that looks like a good one.

LL Cool Joe said...

Not to be rude, but I bet that tastes much nicer than it looks!

Cherdecor said...

French toast is always good any way you fix it. YUM!