Monday, April 2, 2012

Strawberry Pecan Oven-Baked French Toast

Here is a delicious recipe you might want to add to your Easter brunch tradition. Plan ahead for this one. You need to soak the sandwiches overnight in the egg batter before baking.

First, slice the bread

This is a great recipe to get the family involved. Have one child spread the cheese on the bread slices, another spread the jam and another put the two sides together and place them in a glass baking dish.
Beat the batter ingredients in a blender. I used my VitaMix.
Then poured the batter over the prepared sandwiches. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, turn the sandwiches over and sprinkle with pecans. Let sit for 5 minutes before placing on cookie sheet sprayed with oil and baking at 350º for 45 minutes. Combine ingredients for the sauce while the french toast is baking in the oven
Serve with fresh strawberry slices and sauce drizzled one top. Deeeeelicious!

Strawberry Pecan Oven-Baked French Toast

From Inpired by Combellack Blair House B&B
Yield 8-10 servings

Category Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian

Ingredients
Sandwiches:
2 loaves Pugliese sour dough bread
4 oz Chevre goat milk cheese
6 Tbsp strawberry jam
1/8 C chopped pecans
1/3 C sliced strawberries
Batter:
12 eggs
2/3 C fresh orange juice
1/2 C almond milk
3 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Sauce:
1 pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed
1/3 C fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions
1. Make the night before: Slice bread into thick slices. Spread cheese and jam on half of slices and make sandwiches. Cut in half and place in glass baking dish. Reserve nuts and strawberries.
2. Beat batter ingredients in a blender until fluffy and pour over sandwiches. Cover and refrigerate over night.
4. The next day: Preheat oven to 350º. Combine ingredients for sauce. Bring to boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
5. Turn sandwiches over, sprinkle with chopped pecans and let sit for 5 minutes. Place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil. Bake for 45 minutes. Turn midway.
6. Serve with sauce and garnish with the fresh sliced strawberries.

What traditions do you have on Easter?

Linked at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free: Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Whole New Mom: Allergy-Free Wednesday.