One of our favorite brunch dishes is french toast but if you’re planning to host a brunch, making french toast for each of your guests can leave you spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough time actually enjoying your brunch afternoon.
What better way to serve them all than making a nice large dish of French Toast Bread Pudding. This has all the delicious breakfastiness of a good french toast combined with the warm, cozy feeling of family style dessert. You can even prep it the night before and pop it into the oven just before you want to serve it.
Sprinkle some cinnamon over the top if you like and serve it with maple syrup or jam on the side. Enjoy!
French Toast Bread Pudding
1/2 a standard loaf of Bread
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
1 tbs Vanilla Extract or Orange Liquor or Rum
1/2 cup maple syrup or sugar or honey
Pinch of Salt
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Butter a small baking dish. Cut the bread into cubes.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, cream, sugar or maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract or liquor or rum. Add the cubed bread to the milk and egg mixture, stir and let the liquid soak into the bread for 20-30 minutes (or if you can, overnight).
Pour the bread and milk mixture into your greased baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Serve with maple syrup or butter or jam.