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INGREDIENTSQUANTITY1 loaf (preferably day-old bread)1 loaf1/2 cup of liquid butter1 stickBrown sugar1 cupLarge eggs4Milk1 1/2 cupsVanilla extract1 teaspoonPowdered sugar (for finishing)As neededCinnamonA sprinkle


The journey to the perfect French Toast Bake begins with mastering the art of preparation. Follow these steps to create a breakfast masterpiece:

1. Melting the Butter

Start by melting the butter until it’s smooth and fluid.


2. Combining Butter and Brown Sugar

Next, integrate the melted butter and brown sugar until they marry well, forming a sweet concoction.

3. Preparing the Base

Pour this sweet concoction evenly across the base of a 9 x 13 baking pan, creating a delectable foundation for your French Toast Bake.

4. Mixing the Eggs, Milk, and Vanilla

In a separate vessel, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla until they are harmoniously combined, creating an egg blend that will add richness and flavor.

5. Assembling the Layers

Lay out your bread slices, forming a cozy layer atop the butter and sugar base. Drizzle half of your egg blend generously, ensuring each slice basks in the mixture. Introduce a hint of warmth with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Continue with another layer of bread slices, and baptize this layer too with the remaining egg potion. Lid it and let it sit in the fridge overnight, allowing the flavors to deepen and meld together.

6. Baking to Perfection

On baking day, fire up your oven to 350°F (175°C). Half-shielded, bake for 30 minutes, then let it see the oven’s full heat for the remaining 15 minutes.


7. The Final Touch

Crown your golden bake with powdered sugar and a whisper more of cinnamon. Warm maple syrup, standing by, makes for the perfect accompaniment to this breakfast marvel. The French Toast Bake is not just a dish; it’s an experience – a cherished ritual that bridges the past with the present. So, draw near, share stories, and dive into a bite of history with every forkful.

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