Saturday, April 17, 2010

Women Behaving Badly

Sometimes, I love making those special once-in-a-while sort of complicated recipes that you truly only pull out for special occasions, either because it's costly or time consuming or just a level of difficulty that's easier to complete by winning Olympic Gold.

Welllllll, I attemped and succeeded at a new idea for a recipe, and it turned out amazing. Sometimes it's okay to have an over-the-top delicious and fattening weekend brunch.

Try this Praline Topped French Toast Casserole.
*It's an overnight recipe, so plan ahead.

1 large loaf fresh French Bread
4 eggs
2 cups milk (or 1 cup milk+1 cup half and half)1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Praline topping:
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons Maple syrup
Slice bread into 3/4 to 1" slices. Layer overlapping pieces in a generously buttered 13x9" dish.

In a medium bowl, mix together next 5 ingredients with a whisk or hand mixer, but do not let eggs get bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread and in between the slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Mix together the praline topping and spoon over the sliced bread.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour. Serve warm with maple syrup!


Blasé said...

That does look "complicated"!

Stephanie said...

That looks and sounds sinfully delicious!