Christmas Brunch

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On Christmas morning, I met up with my knitting club ladies for brunch.  We had a good turn out and an interesting presentation of food, from chow mein to burritos, it was an international affair.   It was a good way to spend the morning with our members and their families.

I made overnight french toast with pecans, a recipe I had wanted to try for a long time .  I love the topping,  the pecans were nicely toasted.  I found the bread a little too soggy for my taste.  Next time I will try to use bread which is more than a day old.

  • 1 Large  French Bread
  • 6 – 8 eggs
  • 2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • pinch Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Butter a 9 X 13 Casserole. Slice french bread into 20 slices (less if you’re using a smaller pan or have a small loaf or want thicker slices). Mix remaining ingredients until well blended but not too bubbly. Dip each slice of bread in the milk mixture and overlap in casserole in a semi-standing position.  Pour remaining milk mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add 1 T vanilla to milk mixture if you like.

Prepare topping:

  • 1 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 Cup softened butter
  • 2 TBS light Karo syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Cup packed light brown sugar.

Mix all ingredients and spread over the top of the French Toast.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 until raised and golden brown.

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About mamaj

mom with two grown up girls, children pastor, avid knitter, coffee-lover, bear-collector. I love reading, hanging out with my girl friends and yes, I am owned by a golden lab, Jaden.

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