My family really liked this. It reminded us of bread pudding. I used Italian bread, because it's all I had, and decreased the butter by 25%. Also, I made just a half recipe, and baked it in an 8 inch square pan. As others have noted, this casserole is so good, it doesn't need any syrup.
This was so delicious and took no time at all! I made it for my annual Mothers' Day brunch. No one felt the need for maple syrup. I substituted a dense bakery bread (couldn't find challah) and used only 1/2 c half-n-half and 2 1/2 c soy milk. At the end of baking it did bubble up over the pan so be sure to put a pan underneath. I might try half the butter in the praline topping next time to cut back on the calories. This is a keeper!
Smiley, stickey faces on Sunday morning. Thank you for making the morning special!
Wow how impressive it looks when it comes out of the ovenâ€¦ looks like a souffle! I followed the recipe exactly, except I put it in two pansâ€¦ one for usâ€¦ one for our neighbor. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
Made this for Mother's Day so the kids could give mom something special. It was a spectacular hit.
the praline topping really makes this - it was super easy and baked up wonderfully! I'd definitely make this again!
I made this for Christmas morning. I cooked it about 10 minutes longer than recipe calls for b/c I wanted it crispy on top. It looked impressive, as it was bulging from my 9x13 dish and stood very tall. It was good, a bit rich. I would make it again, but I could only eat a small piece.
I made this for Mother's Day Brunch and it was fantastic! Everyone loved it. I'm not a huge fan of nuts, but the praline topping made the dish! Thank you!
I served this for a family-birthday brunch and it was a hit. My family was skeptical of my cooking, since this was my first time cooking for a family event. But everybody was asking for the recipe...I think somebody took my book with all my recipes from this site, but I will recover it. And I had to sneak some off for myself, I took it home for the next day and it was just as good. Thanks Kozmic Blues!!