Nan's Baked French Toast
Cut bread into 1-inch squares; enough to cover the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Lightly beat 2 eggs, 3 Tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Stir in 2 1/4 cups milk.
Pour over bread, turning pieces to coat well.
At this point, you may stop, cover, and refrigerate over night, if you wish.
Preheat oven to 375º F.
Combine 1/2 cup flour, 6 Tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional).
Cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Scatter 1 cup blueberries and/or strawberries over the bread.
Sprinkle with the crumb mixture.
Bake about 40 minutes until golden brown.
Note: At Christmas, the bread/milk mixture was in the refrigerator overnight and needed a little extra cooking time. Last weekend, I prepared it in the morning and 40 minutes in the oven was perfect. Looking at the picture, I realized the fruit was added after the crumb mixture instead of before.... oh well, it was still delicious.
Nan blogs at Letters from a Hill Farm. I've tried several of her recipes and have never been disappointed!
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