French toast bake with berries / Brunch recipe
I'm not going to lie, I am a complete Pinterest addict and my dessert board is getting out of hand. The other week I found this recipe and ohmygod! It's basically like a bread and butter pudding/french toast with berries and cream cheese and yuuuum everything I love in one simple dish. Now, I never follow recipes but I used lifemadesweeter recipe as a guide. I added some extra dry cubes half way to get that crispy top Indulge with LOTS of canadian maple syrup and extra berries
Prep: 20 min Cook: 55 min Servings: It says 8-10 but... let's be honest. 2. Max 3.
- 1 large loaf of white bread
- 1 pack of cream cheese
- 1½ cup fresh raspberries and blackberrier
- 9 large eggs
- 1¾ cups milk of your choice.. I used half milk half single cream
- Lots of ground cinnamon. The more the merrier!
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
This is my speedy version: Grease a pan, cut the bread into cubes and start layer the pan with bread, berries and cream cheese. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, milk (and cream) and vanilla extract. Pour evenly over the bread cubes, add some more berries and let it rest for a bit so the bread absorbs the mixture. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake covered with foil for about 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 25 minutes until golden and beautiful.