Overnight Vanilla French Toast
A custard style French toast recipe that will quickly become a family tradition. This recipe is adapted from the Hometown Christmas Gooseberry Patch Cookbook.
- 1 loaf French bread cut into about 8 slices about 3/4 inch thick slices
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Garnish: maple syrup and powdered sugar
Spray a 9x13 inch glass baking pan with non-stick vegetable spray.
Arrange bread slices in pan in a single layer; set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except garnish until completely smooth.
Pour evenly over bread slices until covered.
Cover and chill overnight, or until most liquid is absorbed.
Bake, uncovered, on center rack of oven at 400 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes, until puffy and golden.
Garnish as desired.