Baked French Toast With Macadamia Nuts
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • Macadamia Nut Topping:
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.
Instructions
  1. Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each.
  2. Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly.
  4. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture.Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Spread Macadamia Nut Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.
Recipe by Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice at http://kathleenssugarandspice.com/2012/09/23/baked-french-toast-with-macadamia-nuts/