I don’t really consider myself a “good” cook…You know, the kind ofÂ person who can just whip up something tasty at a moment’s notice with only the most basic ingredients…Â Oh, I can read a recipe, and (usually) get a decentÂ meal on the table, but gourmet, it is not!Â So I never intended for this to become a recipe blog!Â But,Â since this time of year, there are always lots of parties and potlucks on the calendar, I thought it would be fun toÂ post a few of my favorite dishes.Â You may notice that most of them will be of the breakfast/brunch or dessert variety.Â I sure hope noÂ one is on a low-carb orÂ low-sugar diet!
I got this recipeÂ from my friend, Michelle.Â And, I love it!Â IÂ broughtÂ it to our Bible Study Christmas party this morning, and it was a hit!Â Â And, I receivedÂ quiteÂ a few requests for the recipe!Â (So, here you go, ladies!)Â ThisÂ one is particularlyÂ great, for breakfast or brunch events (or Christmas morning!), because it is put together the night before, and in the morning, all you have to do is pop it in the oven to bake (while opening gifts on Christmas morning, maybe?).Â Â Â
Stuffed French Toast
1 lb (16 oz) loaf French bread, cubed
8 oz. package cream cheese (the block works better than the kind in the tub)
2 Â½ cups milk
6 Tbsp butter (melted)
Â¼ cup maple syrup
Butter 9×13 baking dish.Â Tear or cut bread into cubes.Â Place half the bread into baking dish.Â Cut cream cheese into cubes, and place on top of bread.Â Layer remaining bread cubes on top.Â Â
In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, butter, and maple syrup.Â Pour over bread and cream cheese and refrigerate (covered) overnight.Â
In the morning, or before baking, make Apple Cider SyrupÂ (click on link, or see recipe in post below).Â Pour over bread mixture and bake at 350Â° for 45 minutes to 1 hour.Â (Watch it carefully in the last 10 to 15 minutes of baking.Â Mine is usually ready after about 45 minutes of baking.Â If I let it go much longer, it would probably burn.)
Serve with more warm Apple Cider SyrupÂ (click on link, or see recipe in post below).