Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My favourite breakfast ; Baked french toast

As this will be my first posting about food/recipe, i will start with my favourite.
about 2 months ago i was browsing recipes, and i found some great food blogs, one of my favourite is the pioneerwoman . i found many great recipes there, and what makes it even better is that she also posted step by step, so it's like tutorials.

My favourite recipe from pioneerwoman is cinnamon baked french toast. Now i have it printed and stand by in my kitchen. Now i am enjoying breakfast even more.click here for the link of the recipe.


 Cinnamon baked french toast



  • 1 loaf Crusty Sourdough Or French Bread
  • 8 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • ½ cups Whipping (heavy) Cream
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • Topping
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cups Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 stick Cold Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • Fresh Fruit (optional)

Preparation Instructions

Grease 9 x 13-inch baking pan with butter. Tear bread into chunks (or cut into cubes) and evenly distribute in the pan.
Mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge several hours or overnight.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add nutmeg if desired. Add butter pieces and but into the dry mixture until mixture resembles fine pebbles. Store in a Ziploc in the fridge.
When you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. (If you’re using fruit, sprinkle on before the crumb mixture.) Bake for 45 minutes for a softer, more bread pudding texture. Bake 1 hour or more for a firmer, less liquid texture.
Scoop out individual portions. Top with butter and drizzle with maple syrup.

My review & version:
this recipe is for 12 servings. I have only my husband and my 2 year old daughter here, so i have to cut the ingridients.
for frensh toast:
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1Tbsp cream (sometimes i ommit this if i don't have one at home, and it's just taste the same for me)
1-2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp cold butter

Ever since i have this recipe, i have it for breakfast at least once a week. sometimes twice. i've tried many other way or some variations with this. i tried to replace sugar with brown sugar (for the french toast mixture), and the result is more caramel taste, which is nice. Once i tried to melt the butter for the topping. It worked too, but with cold butter it's more crumble and crunchy, which i like.I tried to make it in the morning and put in the oveb straight away, and i tried a night before so the next morning i just put it in oven, and both ways taste the same for me. i I also tried with different kind of breads. french bread, slice bread/toast bread, and burger bun. And you know what,, my favourite is with burger bun!
here are some pictures from my breakfast this morning;

burger bun and the milk-egg mixture
chunks of burger bun

i like to eat this with mapple syrup and butter. But for my husband it's just perfect and sweet enough so he didn't add any topping.

last comment:
This is really easy to make and you can make it one night before. great for weekend breakfast. You just put in oven, then go have shower or other morning routines, by the time you are finish, breakfast is ready!!
the recipe calls for 45 minutes in the oven, but for me 30 minutes enough.
worth to try!!
oh, one more thing, after browsing many recipes, the topping they called it streussel topping. you can use this topping for muffin, cupcakes, cakes (new york cake topping).
Posted by on May 9 2010


Hye Rin ♥ 김혜린 said...

thanks for sharing. it looks yummy ^^

Lovely CosMe said...

Looks yummy..:) I love cooking,but not baking :D..

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