Posted on February 01, 2016
Holiday French Toast
Cooking with holiday flair does not have to be difficult - this easy dish proves the point. Baked French Toast prepared in Christmas tree-shaped pan, warm maple syrup and fresh fruit make a satisfying breakfast on a holiday or cold winter morning.
French toast can be made ahead.
Refrigerate, covered, on cookie sheet.
Re-heat in 400 Degree F. oven to serve.
When refrigerated overnight and re-heated,
the French toast trees will shrink slightly.
Christmas Tree Pan
Bake 6 pieces of French Toast at one time
Use this pan to make mini breads instead of dinner rolls,
great for Brownies and Rice Krispies treats, too.
Non-Stick Vegetable Pan Spray
16-ounce Round Loaf of Hawaiian Bread
2 Large Eggs
2/3 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Confectioners (Powdered) Sugar
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Generously spray pan with non-stick vegetable pan spray. Remove excess spray from flat surface of pan with paper towel. (Do NOT use shortening or butter to grease the pan - it will make the toast stick). Cut bread crosswise into ¼ to 2/3 inch thick slices. Remove all the crust. Cut slices horizontally, rounding bottom edge, to approximate tree shape of the pan. Stir eggs, milk and vanilla extract together in a shallow bowl. Dip bread slices in mixture; place in prepared pan. Press bread into pan with back of spoon. (French Toast will puff as it bakes). Bake 10 to 12 minutes and COOL 2 to 3 minutes. Loosen edges with small spatula; remove from pan. Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar. Serve immediately with warmed syrup. French toast trees will shrink slightly but are oh so pretty on the plate!
All prices are in USD.