04 October 2011

September Potluck Club

It's ALIVE!  Yes, the potluck club blog is back in business.  Please excuse my long absence, I've been a very naughty blogger.  We started the 2011-2012 HOSC season with a September potluck club meeting at my house.  I opted for no theme and let everyone choose willy-nilly.  We had a fun time and ate some delicious food.

Overnight French Toast
prepared by Jenn H.
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 - 10 oz loaf  French bread - sliced into 1-1/2-inch thick slices
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter - melted

Stir together first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Pour mixture evenly into a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking dish. Arrange bread slices over syrup.

Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt; gradually pour over bread slices using all of the egg mixture (may seem like too much, but it isn’t). Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

Stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over bread. Drizzle evenly with 1/4 cup melted butter.  Bake at 350ยบ for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

Serve with bacon or sausage to complement the sweet flavor and custard-like texture. No need for additional syrup as this recipe makes its own.

prepared by Kristin

prepared by Kristin
NOTE: Kristin added 1 additional tsp of nutmeg.