This weekend we made the now annual feast for my birthday (more on that later). And as per usual for us we had tons of leftovers. One thing we had to use right away was the beautiful fresh french baguette.
day old french baguette, cut in 1 1/2 inch thick slices
1 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
~beat eggs till just scrambled but not frothy
~add in milk and maple syrup and combine
~add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix completely
~Place the baguette slices in a baking dish and pour egg mixture over the bread.
~Let sit for 15 min, turning occasionally to coat and soak up all the egg-y goodness.
~Remove the bread slices and cook each side in a hot buttered skillet or griddle till just golden brown, careful not to burn.
~While the bread slices are browning throw away any left over egg mixture from your baking pan and wipe it out.
~Once your french toast has browned place the slices in the baking dish and finish cooking in the oven for about 10 min.
~The middle of the french toast will finish cooking through and puff slightly.