As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……more leftover baguette bread! Between work, school and sports, we are a busy family; frequently living life on the fly. I have always found that the best way to stay one step ahead of the game is by being super organized, which is why I meal plan like crazy. There is nothing worse than the drive of shame…….heading through the Drive-Thru! Why eat out when you can plan a beautiful, healthy and delicious meal at home?
Recently, I learned about a great line of gourmet Artisan bread, Ecce Panis Bake at Home, which can be found at Walmart. We love fresh baked bread, but it’s such a hassle to get back to the grocery store during the week just to snag a fresh loaf. With Ecce Panis Bake at Home I have the option to bake it today, tomorrow or stock pile it in the freezer for a rainy day.
We had a wonderful surprise visit from my Nick this week. Since he’s been away at school, our household just isn’t the same without him. I decided to make his favorite dinner; spaghetti and meatballs! What’s better with pasta than fresh baked bread? So I decided to try the Ecce Panis Bake at Home, and it was delicious! Ecce Panis is made by Pepperidge Farm. Check them out on Facebook and become a fan http://www.facebook.com/PepperidgeFarm
With my eyes being bigger than my stomach (perhaps one loaf per person was too much, but I am the More is More Mom® after all), we had a little bit leftover. Since I hate for anything to go to waste, I planned a wonderful Sunday morning family breakfast; Baked French Toast. What a perfect way to start the day….
While I love a Praline Topping, my Nick is allergic to tree-nuts and I would HATE for him to go into anaphylactic shock. What a way to ruin a Sunday morning! So, I decided to make two smaller French Toast recipes; one with Praline Topping and one without.
Baked French Toast
Making a tasty meal is always a treat, but mornings are usually rushed. I love anything that can be prepped in advance, which is why this one is a total winner! Assemble it all and leave in the fridge overnight.
10” x 10” Pan serves 4-6, with approximately 18 slices of baguette bread
7” x 10” Pan serves 3-4, with approximately 12 slices of baguette bread
Generously butter the pan
Bake the Ecce Panis Bake at Home and slice into 1” thick pieces
The liquid mixture recipe covers one pan, so if you are making two pans, double the recipe.
In a mixing bowl, combine;
1 cup heavy cream
¾ cup of milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Place the slices of bread snuggly in buttered pan
Pour mixture over bread
Cover and refrigerate over night
In the morning, pre-heat oven to 350°
Prepare the Topping:
1 stick softened butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped pecans
2 Tbsp corn syrup
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Spread over the 7” x 10” pan of bread
Whether with or without the topping, bake for approximately 35-45 minutes
Serve with powdered sugar, syrup and my family’s favorite….fresh sliced strawberries on the side!
This was so delicious, my family made a special request; please make this Easter morning! I can’t think of a better way to start a special day.
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