Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
As my son says, it is like eating French Toast for dessert. :) It is very much like French Toast with a lovely caramel sauce on it. We all like it warm best. Make sure you use a 2-quart dish. Trust me, it will boil over in your stove in a 1 1/2-quart one. Oops! And don't worry, it will fall a little bit as it cools.
- 6 slices bread, day-old, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 7 cups)
- 1 cup water, hot
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk, warm
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- Place bread in greased 2-qt. baking dish.
- Combine water and brown sugar; pour over bread.
- Combine remaining ingredients; pour over bread.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Serve warm or cold.
This is a great recipe! I replaced the hot water, with cold milk and used sticky brown treacle sugar which disolves wonderfully in cold liquid. I replaced half of the milk with cream and it was gorgeous! I sprinkled the dish with brown sugar and put a little butter on the top and it made a wonderful sticky glaze. I took two dishes to a dinner party and I brought them home clean. The guests loved it. Quick and easy too!!
I was a little sceptical about adding the water to this dish, and I believe it did affect the texture. It came out with the consistancy of wet scrambled eggs. Although the flavor was good. If I make this again I will omit the water and just sprinkle the brown sugar over the bread cubes before adding the remaining ingredients. Thank you for the recipe.
I also made this the 1st time using hotdog buns! Imagine how much better it was this time using day old croissants? It was so good I gave the recipe to about 4 people and they've all given it raves too.