This was a very good french toast. One of the best I have ever had. The only thing I didn't like was the time quoted for the recipe. It took me a lot longer to prep! This isn't true for only this recipe though. Many recipes seem to assume you already have the ingredients already chopped, cleaned, rind removed, etc. This takes time! It's just irritating and makes me feel like an idiot when I've been at a 2 hr. recipe for 3 hrs. End rant... Anyway, I broiled the french toast for a minute before I took it out of the oven. This helped to crisp up the top a bit and caramelize the sugar. Great recipe overall and it made me feel fancy. :)
This is delicious! We first sampled it at a B&B in New Orleans in January and I made it for a women's brunch to rave reviews. The rosemary is such a delicious and unexpected twist. Thank you for sharing!
I made this for guests over the holidays and it was a hit! I made it exactly as submitted. The pears and rosemary are a great combination. The leftovers heated up nicely the next day in the microwave. Some guests suggested syrup with the leftovers and that tasted great too. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
Delicious! Make it exactly as written and was wonderful. I like the fruit and cheese so much that next time I will make it without the Rosemary. The Rosemary is very good, but I like the fruit better. It cooked to perfection with a drip pan underneath to catch the drips of egg and milk toward the end of the cooktime. Will make again.
help - when I made this the bottom layer was soggy and the top was almost toasted. The taste was excellent, but I must've done something wrong with the preparation. I did refridgerate it overnight. Maybe I poured the egg/milk mixture over it too fast? Any tips?
I made half this recipe for myself & a brunch guest using Ciabatta bread. I "dusted" it w/powd sugar & served w/crisp bacon. There are not enough stars to do this recipe justice. It is simply divine! Simple in its easy prep & spectacular for its taste & company-worthy presentation. It is by far the best breakfast casserole I've made & will be repeated often. Thx for posting this great recipe! Yum!
Akgrown, this was just wonderful. I scaled it down for one serving, it worked great and was very easy to make. The pears, brown sugar and rosemary, work really well together. Adding the brie cheese takes the dish to a new level. I enjoyed this sweet french toast dish very much. Thank you so much for sharing.