This recipe has been a part of my family for ages, but I have never tackled it myself. It is great as an impressive holiday or company visit breakfast. The best part about it is most of the work is done the night before. The morning of you sprinkle on the topping and pop it in the oven.
I used frozen mixed berries, but you can use a cup of any berry you wish, fresh or frozen.
Baked French Toast
1 loaf French bread, sliced into half inch slices, no butts allowed
2 1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
6 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp softened butter
1 cup berries, fresh or frozen
1. Place bread slices, cut-side up, in a 13x9 inch pan. In a bowl, preferably with a spout, mix eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour over bread. Flip bread over, cover and refrigerate overnight.
2. Mix flour, sugar, and butter in a bowl until mixture is crumbly. This step can be made ahead, just cover and refrigerate.
3. Preheat oven to 350. Flip bread slices again, top with brown sugar flour mixture and berries. Bake for 45 minutes.
Feel free to serve it up with your favorite syrup, but I don't think it needs anything else.