Wonderful and so easy! I have made this at least half a dozen times and everyone loves it. Very easy to prepare the night before. Not too wet or soggy, just perfect. Since it's two layers, at prep I usually cut the bread slices in half for easy serving. Have used French bread and a sturdier commercial bread like Orowheat potato bread, both with good results. Make sure all bread is covered with egg mixture, and be sure to butter the sides of the pan, it will stick. And remember you flip it before serving. Makes a nice presentation. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This makes a wonderful celebration breakfast! I use 14 slices of a large french loaf (leaves only about 2-3" at each end unused). I added another egg and about 1/2 cup of cream and still didn't cover the bread but it all seemed wet with some liquid sloshing around the lower slices. I tried to turn the slices to get them all equally wet but the bottom slices had already stuck to the caramel so I just left them. I froze this a week before I used it and then thawed it and baked according to directions. Wonderful!
Great way to use up old bread!
This was very good. It combines my husbands 2 favorite things, french toast and caramel. I used fresh french bread I baked myself and added cinnamon.
I have always wanted to make an overnight breakfast bake, but have always been nervous about it, because I feared that the bread would become soggy and disgusting. We had company over the weekend, and I finally thought I would give it a try, and I am so happy I did! Such a lovely breakfast, our company said it was like eating cake for breakfast, like they were getting away with something when they were a kid... We loved it, it's so quick to throw together! I look forward to making this for breakfast our next family gathering. Thanks again :)
Fantastic! I was short on time, so it only soaked in the fridge for a couple of hours. To compensate, I flipped the slices that were on top about halfway through, and took a spoon to get the extra egg and cover all the "naked" parts in the bread. My favorite parts were the ones with crust in the bite. This wouldn't fix a french toast craving, but it's a yummy, sweet breakfast treat!
I cannot believe I never reviewed this recipe! I've made it at least 5 times, as the celebrate-breakfast-diet-later treat. I make 2 changes which are not at all necessary, but make everyone go "Ooh". First, I add about a T of orange blossom water to the "batter". second, I put a mixture of finely chopped nuts (pecans usually), cinnamon, and powdered sugar between the layers. I'd guess 2 T of nuts, and 1/2 t of powders. An absolute phenom of quick, easy, party-ready recipe. Thanks, Kittencal!
this was pretty good. all i had on hand was splenda brown sugar mix, so i think that's the reason my caramel didn't turn out syrupy the way i expected it. the flavor was good and cooked into the bread, but not exactly what i had hoped. next time i make this, i will make sure i have normal brown sugar on hand! also, i used egg beaters instead of whole eggs and would definitely do that again next time. thanks for posting!
This was great. I will definitely make it again!