As I have mentioned before, I am trying to be a little more adventurous in cooking. Saturday mornings are good for that - I actually have time to making something! So, last Saturday, with the help of some delicious fresh berries, I threw together a French Toast and Berries Bake. It. Was. Amazing! I put it on my list of recipes to make when we open our own B&B in fairy-tale land. I can see it now...the guests are going be sipping mimosas and eating breakfast, all while watching the sun rise on their private patio. They will come to me telling me how wonderful breakfast was and then when they get home - they'll rave some more. People all over will be coming to our fairy-tale land B&B asking for the famous french toast concoction!...and I will kindly woo them with it, too.
So here's the recipe.
1 loaf french breada
6 egg whites
1 ¾ c milk
1 t sugar
1 t nutmeg
1 t vanilla extract
¼ t salt
2 c blueberries, blackberries, and/or strawberries
2 T cold butter
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350.
2. Lightly mist a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and fill with bread cubes. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, eggs, milk, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla and salt until combined. Pour egg mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
3. Bake it in the oven, covered, for 30 minutes.
4. Put the brown sugar in a small bowl and using two knives, cut the cold butter into the brown sugar until combined into a fine crumble. When the baking dish comes out of the oven, sprinkle the berries evenly over the top of the bread, followed by the brown sugar crumb topping.
5. Return to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.