It was the Fall of 1987 when Pete Nyhus walked into our office, just to visit. We started talking about breakfast, and he reached into a wastepaper basket and pulled out a scrap of teletype paper. He wrote out this recipe, and my family has never used pre-mix since.
Serves 100; allow 3 slices per serving. Reduce bacon by 6 lbs. for 2 slices per person. I used bacon I got over the meat counter in the store, so it was thicker. There were 12 slices per pound, so ask your butcher to weigh a pound and then count the slices. That way you'll have the correct amount. The bread is only here because I need more then one ingredient to post this. I like to fix ours this way when we have BLT's. Then all the bacon is still warm when we sit down to eat.
Very easy! It just takes minutes to make the night before and then just bake it in the morning.
I usually make a small 8" x 8" casserole, using half the ingredients, except a little more bread (5 slices) and a little less cream cheese (6-7 oz.). NOTE: optional nuts have been added.
Perfect for a weekend brunch, you can chill 2 hours or up to 24 hours! Use either French or Italian if possible day-old bread (for easier slicing) for this. You can increase the apples to 3 if desired, roughly half a loaf of bread should be enough for this recipe!
I was afraid to make bread pudding at first. This was my first attempted recipe. Turned out great... now I welcome the chance to make bread pudding. If you've never made one, try this and you'll feel like and expert in no time. The heavenly scent of cinnamon and chocolate will wow your taste buds.
I have many versions of French Toast, but I have to say this is one of my favorites. So easy to make and tastes great. The pecans give it a nice crunch and the bread stays moist. It's like eating pecan pie for breakfast. Yummy! Easy to double for more hearty eaters...