While the baby is sleeping I can sneak in a post quickly. Here is the recipe for the breakfast that is baking right now. A friend at work gave it to me. I'll post the original, then add the modifications I make to the end.
Cape May French Toast
- loaf of sliced bread, such as an Italian loaf
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 5 eggs
- 12 oz. half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla
Melt the butter, add the sugar to dissolve. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch glass dish to coat the bottom. Add the sliced bread. Mix the eggs with the half and half and vanilla. Pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake the next day at 350 degrees F for one hour.
Modifications I make:
I add a tsp of cinnamon to the sugar mixture. I use one cup of egg beaters and two or three eggs, as I don't feel this recipe makes enough custard for the quantity of bread. I use whatever milk I have on hand, often skim! I have made it the original way, but feel better trying to make it slightly healthier. I have used a variety of breads too, from challa to english muffin bread. I cut the bread into chunks, so that it absorbs the custard better--almost like a bread pudding. Yum!