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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 mins
Servings: 8

Overnight French Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 Loaf of Villaggio Classico Italian Style Thick Slice White Bread
  • 9 Eggs
  • 3 Cups (750mL) Whole Milk
  • 3 Cups (750mL) Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 cup (180mL) White Sugar
  • 2 Tsp (5mL) Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp (5mL) Cinnamon
  • 1 Orange, zested
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 oz Amaro or Luxardo (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup (125mL) Butter
  • 1 Cup (250mL) Brown Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30mL) whipping cream
  • 1/4 Cup (60mL) Powdered Sugar
  • Fresh Blueberries, Raspberries
  • 2 Cups (500mL) Whipped Cream
  • 1 Cup (250mL) Maple Syrup

Directions

  1. Lightly grease a large 3 quart (13 x 9 inch) baking dish with butter or cooking spray
  2. Slice the bread slices into halves, leaving crusts on, and arrange in a baking dish
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, then add in the milk, whipping cream, vanilla, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, salt, and Italian Liqueur (optional)
  4. Gently pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over all of the bread slices, pressing down to submerge any floaters.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  6. The next morning, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and remove the baking dish from the refrigerator, and set aside
  7. In a small saucepan; melt the butter, then mix in brown sugar, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and the 2 tbsp cream. Cook
  8. Drizzle evenly over the entire top, and bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes; longer for a browner and crunchier top
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  10. Sprinkle with fresh berries, dust with powdered sugar, and serve with whipped cream and maple syrup