Friday, 16 November 2012

Super Brunch Sunday: Baked French Toast

Last weekend, I knew I wanted to make french toast.  But how to make french toast fancy, worthy of the Super Brunch Sunday name? We were already using special bread, so that was a start, but we knew there had to be more.  Ephraim suggested a sauce, and when I found THIS Martha Stewart recipe for Baked French Toast with Raspberry Sauce, I knew it was what we needed; along with our special raisin challah! Some bananas and maple syrup on top of that, and we were in business.

Raspberry Sauce


1/4 cup sugar
1 bag (10 to 12 ounces) frozen raspberries (or strawberries), thawed


  1. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine raspberries and remaining 1/4 cup sugar, mashing lightly with a fork. That's it.  Yummy.

Baked French Toast


4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 thick slices challah, brioche, or other egg bread (1 inch thick)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon (or more) cinnamon


  1. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Arrange bread in dish in a single layer; let soak 15 minutes. Turn bread over; cover, and refrigerate until most of the liquid is absorbed, at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with butter. With a spatula, carefully transfer soaked bread to sheet. Bake until French toast is set in center and lightly browned on the bottom, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove French toast from baking sheet with a thin metal spatula; serve with raspberry sauce and, if desired, sausage.
What are you making for brunch this Sunday?



  1. HOLY CRAP. That looks SO amazing and yummy!! I might have to make french toast, too! Or maybe crepes! YES! CREPES! Hahaha

    xx Cait

  2. Ohhh, this looks good! I just made french toast with homemade bread last week, and it was good, but it didn't look as pretty as yours! Great pictures :)
    Mmm, now I've got a hankering for french toast . . .

  3. This looks so amazing! French Toast is my go to on any brunch menus and I haven't had breakfast yet so these pics are killing me :) I have been so behind on blogs this week but I seriously want to make all the recipes you posted! Pumpkin anything = yes (I wish Brian felt the same way!) and I've never made fried rice at home- why not?? Hope you have a super duper weekend!

  4. Whenever I see french toast, I think back to when my father was alive. It was one of the few things he could cook and did it in an amazing way. That being said, I don't think I've ever had baked french toast and this looks divine. Might have to look into it... :D


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