Start this New Year’s Eve, because it will be great for an early New Year’s breakfast.
If it’s too late for you to start this now, start with Step 4. Do Step 5, then go back to Step 1. Instead of soaking overnight, the bread will soak for a few hours while you go back to bed.
Vegan? Here is a link to several incredibly delicious sounding versions I want to try as soon as I can. Tahini sweetened with maple syrup? Oh boy what am I waiting for?
FRENCH TOAST BAKED IN HONEY-PECAN SAUCE
from Intercourses by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge with a few of my suggestions
1) Combine 4 eggs, ¾ cup cream (half-and-half), ½ teaspoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl.
2) Pour half of this mixture into a baking dish.
3) Place 4 thick slices French bread in the pan and top with the other half of the egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
4) Find out what time the sun rises in the morning (try timeanddate.com), set your alarm clock and go to bed.
5) The next morning, pull everyone out of bed and go outside to watch the sun rise. Talk with your neighbors.
6) When you return home, take the soaked bread slices out of the refrigerator.
7) Melt ¼ cup butter in another baking dish, and stir in ¼ cup each brown sugar, honey, maple syrup. Add the soaked bread slices.
8) Bake at 350 °F / 175 °C for 30-35 minutes until puffed and brown. Serve immediately.
9) Go for a really long walk when you have finished eating. Then return home and curl up for a good nap.