Friday, March 11, 2011

What to do when your bread doesn't turn out right (part 1 - Overnight French Toast Bake)

Believe it or not, I have not always been a bread baking guru (ha!). I have had more than my share of flops and doorstops (note my previous post on what NOT to do - I made this recipe a LOT last month!) So, what to do with bread that just doesn't make the cut? Here's my favorite "Bread Flop" recipe:

Overnight French Toast Bake
Cubed bread (enough to fill 8x8 pan, although this can easily be doubled in a 9x13 pan)
Sprinkle with:
1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 cup ground walnuts (optional)
In a separate bowl, mix together:
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk
1/2 cup maple syrup
Pour over bread, then soak all, covered, overnight in the refrigerator.

In the morning, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (one hour for 9x13 double batch).

Five minutes before finished, grind 2 tablespoons of flax and sprinkle on top (optional). Bake last five minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

This is great with maple syrup or fruit topping! We like to use homemade applesauce.

This post is part of Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade

1 comment:

  1. Oh Ruth, you (and this new blog) are the absolute best! I'm sure I'll be trying this soon. :)