Sunday Brunch: Overnight Lemon-Glazed French Toast Bake
Just Putzing Around the Kitchen
Just Putzing Around the Kitchen
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  • ½ inch thick pieces 1 large loaf of French bread 1-1/2 cups skim milk 3 large eggs 1 lemon, zested 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste ½ tsp ground cinnamon Lemon Glaze ¼ cup butter (half a stick) ⅛ cup lemon juice ¼ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp light corn syrup 1 to 2 tbsp skim milk Directions To make your french toast bake: The night before, lightly grease a square (8x8) baking dish with cooking spray. Add the sliced bread in 3 rows of about 8 slices per row, slightly overlapping. Set pan aside. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon and lemon zest. Pour mixture evenly over your bread slices in the pan, making sure each piece is completely soaked in the liquid. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator overnight. When you're ready to cook/serve, take your pan out of the fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake french toast for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. To make your lemon glaze: While your french toast is baking, make your lemon glaze. Melt your butter in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Stir in granulated sugar, lemon juice and corn syrup until well combined and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove pot from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. This will make your glaze noticeably thicker. Whisk in 1 tbsp milk - if you like the consistency, you're done! If you want it a little thinner/more pour-able, whisk in the second tbsp milk until mixture is smooth. (When you first add milk, your mixture will look lightly curdled - that's OK! Just keep whisking vigorously until smooth.) Drizzle about half your lemon glaze mixture on top of your baked french toast. Pour the rest of it into a small pitcher or serving bowl (with pouring spout) so that you/your guests can drip more glaze on the french toast if they want to. To serve: Scoop a few slices of french toast onto a plate. Drizzle with more glaze (optional). Dust lightly with powdered sugar (optional). Serve immediately, and enjoy! 3.2.2925



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