By Kittencalskitchen on June 09, 2004
Photo by Petdrwife
Photo by Petdrwife
"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!"
Serving Size: 1 (301 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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!"
"And LOVE IT we did!!! I had half a loaf of french bread to use up last night and found this recipe that could be thrown together with pantry staples. I changed the serving size to 3 and it was the perfect amount. I removed the 1 quart dish from the fridge and put into a cold oven, turned it to 350 (went back to bed) and it was done perfectly in 55 minutes. I used part half and half and part skim milk - it was still sweet and rich, just what we were looking for this morning! Looking forward to this again!"
"Another hit! Valentines Weekend 2009...a 2 day feeding frenzy and this was the opening pitch :-) Changes...I was hoping to cut down on calories and chose raisin bread (reduced calorie version) and 5 egg whites and one whole egg rather than 6 whole. No doubt it's perfect as originally created but this allowed me the eat it (and the rest of the food this weekend) with less caloric stress. :-) DH loved it and has put it at the front of the French Toast line-up.... Thanks Kitten...keep them comin~!"
"This makes the best french toast it was very sweet might cut back on the carmel topping next time."
"Kitten! You did it again! This deserves a GEZILLION Stars. I have made many a different french toasts over the years, but this beats them all! :-0 I used a loaf of Challah Bread and will make sure I have it available when I use your recipe again. Thanks for a wonderful Christmas Breakfast!"
"Made it for a bunch and it went over well! Very delicious :) I also added strawberries into the dish."
"This is a favorite at the office social. I also use Texas Toast, but a nice old real French bread would be perfect. Nothing like fresh syrup on french toast!"
"What a great recipe. Fast easy and tastes delicious! Family loved it. I substituted Texas Toast bread because I needed to use it, so I added an extra egg because I thought it might need a little more liquid with the size of the bread. That might have been alright, but then I decided to add a little more milk. It was still great, but you know, I really just wasted those ingredients, it would have been fine just the way it was written ha! Even with my interference the recipe was still a hit, thanks to Kittencal !"
"I have never had a great deal of success with French Toast. Always too many too's. Too dry, too soggy, too greasy... you get the idea. But this was PERFECT! I did not have time to make this the night before so it only was refrigerated for two hours. No syrup needed because the caramel syrup is absolutely delicious! My syrup was foamy when I took it off the heat at about 5 minutes and it did not harden after it cooled. It stayed yummy and I am looking forward breakfast tomorrow! Thanks Kittencal, another winner."
"Kitten, All I can say is AWESOME!!!!! This was our Christmas morning brunch and I was kinda nervous about this because I had never made it before nor had I tried any type of french toast casserole. DH was very skeptical and said he didn't think a casserole with french toast would be good. But, he changed his mind. I made a brioche using an ABM recipe from here. It was outstanding. The bread really made a difference. I don't think regular french bread would've been nearly as good. The caramel taste was just right. When I first got it out of the oven and saw how little caramel sauce there was I got nervous but it had absorbed the caramel and the flavor was lightly infused in every bite. Again I say, AWESOME! Keep up the good work. Love your recipes!!!!"
"This made for a beautiful Thanksgiving morning. With just link sausage in the microwave and sliced fruit I had time to enjoy my visiting children and grands at breakfast. You did it again Kittencal."