French Toast

French Toast

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  • 8

    oz Loaf French bread (thick is best)

  • 5

    lg Eggs -- slightly beaten

  • c Milk

  • 1

    c Half-and-half

  • 1

    t Vanilla

  • ts Ground cinnamon

  • ts Ground nutmeg

  • TOPPING-----

  • ½

    c Unsalted butter -- softened

  • 1

    c Lt brown sugar -- packed

  • 2

    tb Maple syrup

  • 1

    c Coarsely chopped pecans

  • Butter for greasing


1. Heavily butter a 9-inch square baking dish. Fill dish with bread slices. 2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk,half-and-half, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 3. To make the topping: The next day, in a small bowl blend butter, brown sugar and maple syrup with a fork. Stir in pecans. Spread topping evenly over bread. 4. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350-degree oven until puffed and golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


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