And even though it is Wednesday, I am still going to post this week's recipe. It's a good one. We had a family brunch on Saturday morning here at my house-- it was so wonderful and relaxing-- and this was what I made. It was so good (I'm not trying to toot my own horn-- it's truly just a delicious recipe, that's all) I didn't even manage to snap a picture of it before it was half gone! It is not healthy, but if you are looking for a tasty breakfast splurge-- here it is. :)
1 loaf french bread, cut in 20 slices
2 cups half-and-half (I used fat-free)
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Lay/ overlap bread slices in a well-greased 9x13 pan. Mix eggs, half and half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt with whisk until well-beaten. Pour mixtures over bread slices, making sure to spoon some between the slices too. You want ALL the bread to be well-coated. Cover pan and allow to soak overnight in refrigerator.
2 sticks butter (I cut it down to 1 1/2), melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (chopped walnuts also work well)
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
The next morning, heat over to 350 degrees. Make praline mix by mixing all ingredients together. Spread over bread slices, once again making sure to get some in between the slices too. Bake approximately 40 minutes, or until no longer soggy on top and edges.
Best served warm, with lots of lovely people to enjoy it with you!