Steph’s French Toast Bake

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I am celebrating this morning. I was scheduled late at the bakery. It is only an hour later but feels like heaven being able to sleep almost 2 extra hours. I am only working 4 1/2 hours on a Saturday and it is my last day of work before I leave for a 9 day vacation. All in all, I think it is going to be a very good day.

Steph's French Toast Bake

3 eggs
1 ½ cups milk
2 TBS white sugar
2 TBS brown sugar
2 ¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp vanilla
1 medium granny smith apple, cored and sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tear bread into small chunks and place in a medium sized bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Whisk well to combine. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes and let soak while you core and slice the apple into a 6 cup baking dish. Sprinkle the white and brown sugar over the apples. Pour the soaked bread evenly over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving

From Stephanie Norton

Bread Pudding

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No matter how much a person likes bread it is hard for one person to finish a whole loaf of bread. I used to think the only thing to do with stale bread is throw it away or feed it to the outside birds. Now I know that stale bread is one of the kitchen’s greatest gifts. There are so many yummy things to do with it.

A good place to begin exploring the possibilities of stale bread is with bread pudding. Bread pudding can be a sweet dessert or a savory main dish. Today’s recipe is a sweet dessert bread pudding. I like to very he dried fruits I use. You could also change up the spices if you wanted.

Bread Pudding

1 1/2 – 2  cup soft bread cubes
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
3 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS butter, melted
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Dash salt
1/3 cup dried fruit

Place bread in a greased 2 cup baking dish. In a bowl, whisk egg and milk, stir in brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour over bread; let stand 15 minutes. Sprinkle with raisins. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 2 servings