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"I have made this the past 2 years for a retreat of college students. I make 8 loaves of french bread a few days ahead and of course have resized the recipe. It is always a big hit. I give out several copies of the recipe every year as a result. Just be sure to allow longer cooking time for large quantities of this. "- Mikedbman
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Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon (1/4 tsp), nutmeg (1/4 tsp) and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread praline topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.
To make praline topping:
Combine butter, brown sugar, pecans, light corn syrup, cinnamon (1/2 tsp), and nutmet (1/2 tsp) in a medium bowl and blend well.
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golfincanada 6 days 27 minutes agoVery average. French Toast on the griddle is still preferred by all.
cora81 2 weeks agoI wish I would have read some of the comments about not overlapping before I tried this. I will definitely try again though...the tops were tasty. This is a keeper, but certainly a once a blue moon treat!
FallulahLola 1 month ago1st time I made this, I overlapped the bread & those areas were raw when baking time was up. Had to split into 2 pans & continue baking. The 2nd time I laid slices flat & turned out well.
Sara127 2 months agoYummy!! Made it for Christmas morning:) I did not overlap the bread and it came out great!
chiefdale 3 months ago
TNTMOM 6 months agoFamily loved it! Definitely will be making again!
jessi4395 10 months ago
amandalawson23 1 year ago
Mikedbman 1 year agoI have made this the past 2 years for a retreat of college students. I make 8 loaves of french bread a few days ahead and of course have resized the recipe. It is always a big hit. I give out several copies of the recipe every year as a result. Just be sure to allow longer cooking time for large quantities of this.
drouchea 1 year agoSuper easy to make and kids loved it! Great breakfast recipe for a lot of holiday guest.
stevestubbs 1 year agoThe bread was to mushy. It did have an excellent taste but I would not make this again. Perhaps the dish would be better if the bread was cut into cubes instead of overlapping the bread. I HATE mushy French toast. Yuck!
rachaelprouty 1 year agoYum! This was very good. I got it ready in the morning and baked it for dinner.
britishfairellc 1 year ago
angel2xo 1 year ago
rmcmullan 1 year agoVery tasty. Overly rich for my family's taste. We half the butter in the praline topping.
Caitynsmom 1 year agoMine was a bit soggy. I halved the recipe and put it in an 8x8 pan. The tops of the bread was perfect but where the bread overlapped never would cook. Will try again without overlapping the bread.
wkwjmu 2 years agoFabulous! Quick and easy. Brought it to a brunch and it was a hit.
MaryJoGrube 2 years agoMy family of 5 liked it. I didnt have any pecans so I used crushed Rice Chex. It turned out just fine.
Ihayesjr 2 years agoWe make it every year at Christmas! It is Great!!
Kj2too 2 years agoI make this regularly and it is great for potlucks at work