Oven-Puffed French Toast

Oven-Puffed French Toast

Assuming that one of our loaves of bread even makes it all the way home, here is a recipe that you may find enjoyable.

Ingredients
  • 1 La Brea Bakery baguette (unsliced)
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • pinch of coarse salt
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter
Preparation

Cut the bread diagonally into 3/4-inch slices, and place in a dish in a single layer. Whisk together the eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, milk, beer and salt. Pour over both sides of bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 350°. In a very large ovenproof skillet, melt the butter. Add the soaked bread, and brown on one side. Turn the bread over, and place the skillet in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the toast is puffed and golden brown on the bottom.