Get a jump on tomorrow's breakfast with this recipe submission from my oldest daughter and BryonySeries web administrator emeritus.
Waking up to Brian’s incessant pounding after a disappointing dream is made all the more pleasant with a whiff of Steve’s French toast.
Overnight Toffee-Apple French Toast
By Sarah Stegall
8 cups cubed French bread
2-3 tart apples, peeled and chopped
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
1 ¾ cup milk, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
½ cup English toffee bits
Grease a 9x13 inch pan. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth; add toffee. In another bowl, beat eggs, remaining milk, and vanilla until blended. Layer half the bread, apples, cream cheese mixture, remaining bread, and then eggs. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator for 30 minutes. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes more. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"
All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. www.bbbswillgrundy.org.
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