Sunday, January 10, 2010

French Toast from Coastal Living

Every month when my COASTAL LIVING magazine arrives in the mail...I grab a glass of tea or lemonade...take off to my screened porch (or this month it would be inside by a cozy fire)...and read it like a book...just have a hard time putting it down. I found a recipe in the December/January issue for "Baked French Toast with Pecan Streusel"...doesn't that sound yummy?

I had been thinking about doing something different for Christmas morning...I knew when I found this was what we were going to have here at COASTAL CHARM come Christmas morning! After we had opened up all our gifts...we headed into the kitchen to try it word describes this dish...SCRUMPTIOUS! I'm a huge fan of French Toast and this is now my favorite...try it out...I'm sure you will LOVE it too!

Baked French Toast with Pecan Streusel

Prep: 14 minutes
Chill: 8 hours
Cook: 45 minutes

1 (16 oz.) loaf French bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices
8 large eggs
3 cups half and half
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoons salt
Pecan Streusel (recipe below)
Maple syrup

1. Arrange bread slices in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.

2. Combine eggs and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl, whisking until well blended. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 350. Sprinkle Pecan Streusel over bread slices. Bake at 350 foe 45 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Pecan Streusel
Prep: 10 minutes

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in pecans. Makes 3 cups


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This looks SO delish!! I have written down this recipe and will be giving it a try! Thank you for sharing it!!

Lou Cinda

Jane said...

This does sound really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your pics made it look yummy!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

That looks so tasty!!!

Thanks for coming over to my blog. I'm just starting out so I getting pretty excited about comments :)

I have really enjoyed looking at your blog. Your home is lovely. So cozy and welcoming.

Darlene said...

I get that magazine too and since I have a review on that delicious sounding french toast I will probably have to make it!! YUMMY!!

Janna said...

Looks delicious!

Donna said...

This looks and sound so yummy! I am copying the recipe now.

Linda said...

Hi Linda....this looks delish. I'm thinking this would be wonderful for Easter. Thank you for sharing, I copied the recipe and will be making this for sure...hugs, Linda

P.s. You have a lovely blog..I'll be back:).

Michelle said...

I'm drooling over this recipe! It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

This sounds amazing! I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for giving it to us! :)

I hope your weekend was a good one! :)

Kathi said...

Yum Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

DustyLu said...

Yummy I am so hungry now. Thanks, there goes my New Years resolution. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Love your blog. lulu

Vickie said...

Wow Linda - that looks SO good! I have to try it! Glad you liked my Texas post this morning. I'm trying to cheer myself up, too! I am ready for some warm temps! Your blog banner is getting me in the mood for some beach time. You should keep it up all winter long so we can come catch a few rays.

Rebecca said...

Hello Linda
Looks sooo good! Unfortunately I am dieting now...too many butter cookies over the holiday. I hope your Holiday was good and all your sunshine looks great to me! You can have the snow now... I am ready for spring and that means I am in for a looongggg winter.

alice said...

Gosh that looks sooooooooooooooooooo yummy! I am at my puggest (is that a word?) so I will be "weighting" for a bit before trying.
smiles, alice

marmielu said...

Oh my golly, does that look and sound good! What a great treat on Christmas morning! Were there leftovers?
Mary Lou

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Might have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Prior said...

mmm... I like that it can be made ahead... Love your blog. Lezlee

Sandra said...

Yum Yum, I love french toast and pecans are the best...thanks for stopping by.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Not only does it sound delicious but it looks delish! Yummy!


Laura said...

Oh my gosh. I wish I had some RIGHT NOW!

It looks delicious.

I am going to save this one!


Rhondi said...

Hi Linda
Thanks for visiting today. That french toast look l
Hugs, Rhondi

deb said...

Yummmy! I LOVE French Toast. Copying this one down for sure. Thanks for the "welcome back".
Wishing you a great week!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Linda sweetie...
This recipe looks fantastic, and sounds so yummy too. I can't wait to try it out on the family. I always say if the Grandkids will eat it then it is fantastic. They will be here this weekend, and I am going to try it out on them and see what they think.

Ofcourse I have to taste test myself to make sure they are correct.

Thanks for the recipe and the company today. I hope you all warm up down there. What in the world? You all have had a cold spell you are not accustomed to.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh - that looks SO DELICIOUS!!! I've been banned from the kitchen - and you are too far away... I wonder what my Mom is doing tomorrow morning? I'm going to send her to you and see if she'll make some...LOL

YUM!!! Thank you for getting my belly growlin'!!!


Anonymous said...

mmm, I can smell this! Another recipe to try! I have made something similar with apples. So good.
I also enjoyed your tour of Hyde Park. Thanks for sharing.


Blue Creek Home said...

How fun to read Coastal Living by the fire!! I was worried that you coastal folks (including my daughter) didn't own much outer wear!! Weird coastal weather, huh?

And, the french toast was the perfect thing for Christmas morning. It looks so good.

((((WAr Eagle)))


The Whispering Creek House said...

yummy! this looks so delish! i wish i could have some right now! thanks for your comment on my post today and you are such a martha! look at your baking! lovely! well done! bravo!

Love the Decor! said...

Oh my gosh, I am drooling!!
Breakfast is my favorite meal THis is a must try!! Glad you shared it

Cottage Dreamers said...

Oh my word! That looks sooo good! said...

My niece makes this and it is wonderful!

Jen said...

ooooh, you had me at Pecan! what a yummy recipe - I will definately try it!

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