Adapted many years ago from a recipe in the Calgary Herald newspaper. It is a no fail recipe! Easy for the beginner cook and looks very elegant. Can be doubled and tripled with no problem! Cook time does not take into consideration overnight sitting time, so plan ahead!!
This makes the most ultimate weekend brunch, I have even made it for dinner my family, I prepare it early in morning and bake in the evening, I just use the whole loaf of French bread for this --- plan ahead this needs to stay in the fridge overnight... you will love this!
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.
This recipes is from a column in the (Raleigh NC) News & Observer by Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross of Desperation Dinners and was suggested to be served for Grandparents' Day (Sept 10th). I haven't made it yet but will try it next weekend when the grandbabies are here. The oldest likes to "help" me cook and I think this would be a good recipe to do w/ her.
This is actually from Marie (Cody's Friend) but they are so much alike we labeled it Cody's. This is a great for a holiday morning or when your expecting a crowd for early morning meal because you make it the night before.
You don't have to be in the kitchen at the crack of dawn to prepare a terrific breakfast. In this recipe the French toast is soaked overnight like bread pudding — in the morning all you need to do is add the topping and pop it in the oven. Serve it with coffee, juice, and fresh fruit and you've got a well-rounded way to start the day.
This makes the most wonderful blintz! If you make these in an 8-inch skillet you should get 9-10 blintzes, make lots and freeze them. The batter needs to sit for about 30 minutes before using. If you are filling these with a sweet filling then increase the sugar and vanilla slightly. Try to warm your cream or milk up in the microwave slightly just until about room temperature before adding to the batter.
This is a variation on other recipes. I much prefer this one because it takes less ingredients and has much less sugar, and I never have sour cream in the house for more than an hour before somebody has devoured it with Doritos! I'm going to experiment sometime next week with making REAL stuffed (without the white bread--just thick hollow French Bread).
I'm a real fan of French toast, and I love making it in every possibly delicious way. I just came accross this recipe one day and decided to play with it a little to add a personal touch. I added rum and vanilla on the banana stuffing and it was wonderful. I'm posting the original recipe though. This is from Bonappetit December 1996 issue.