Thursday, October 4, 2012

PinterTest Kitchen: baked french toast, just do it

Its been an entire year since my friend Jessica started the PinterTest Kitchen link up

Genius, Jess. Absolutely Genius. 

Every month I look forward to it

not only does it push me to actually do some of those ideas I've just categorized on my phone

but i looooooove looking at what everyone else did!

So if you have a blog, jump on in and join the PinterTest Club

its what all the cool kids are doing, and you're a pretty cool kid

This month I did quite a bit

lets start with successes 

oh my gosh

oh my gosh

so. good.

first you'll need two helpers to break up a loaf of  bread

PW used Sourdough, I used a French loaf

not sure how big of a diff it makes

just don't use WonderBread, that's not the kind of loaf I'm talkin about

break it up into small chunks and throw it into your greased baking pan

the recipe calls for a 9x13, but I had two helpers and two 9" cake pans so I went for it

next you're going to mix

8 eggs

2 cups of milk

1/2 cup of heavy cream

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of brown sugar

and 2 Tbsp. of vanilla extract

in a bowl

pour this mixture over your bread evenly coating them

set aside and turn on your oven to 350

in a separate bowl mix together

1/2 cup of flour

1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of salt

and a stick of cold butter

then cut with a pastry cutter until little pebbles form

sprinkle this topping on your prepared french toast

then throw it in the oven for about 45 min. to 1 hr. 

top it with some warm syrup



you can find the recipe here

but honestly my favorite part of this recipe is the chicken

you'll need some of these

and it comes out lookin like this

you can have it with the pasta and the garlic gravy

but these babies stand on their own

next time I'm doing just doing the chicken 

with a side of baked french toast

two ingredients


she said bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes

I think I'd make it an hour next time, mine were definitely undercooked

but either way, we ate them all

they're different, denser, grainy-er, kind of like a power bar

but they ain't bad

I had some leftover cream cheese frosting our oreo cupcakes

so we threw in some pumpkin pie spice

and BAM

lesson learned: don't do it yourself

just buckle up and buy the stuff

and then for goodness sake,

go make PW's Baked French Toast!

Linking up with Jessica


  1. The French Toast sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. well now i need to run to the store and buy a loaf of bread and heavy cream.
    two ingredients i do NOT allow in my home.
    darn you and that crazy pioneer woman.
    seriously. this looks AMAZINGLY delish. maybe i need to make this for our next hope communion sunday potluck. yep. that will have to be done - because what would i do with two pans of baked french toast!?!?

    and these pumpkin brownies seem amazing! i may need to try.

    also, your cute little profile pic below is gorgeous.
    that is all.

  3. That french toast is amazing. It is NOT cool that everything PDubs makes is food I shouldn't be eating. She and I have a love/hate relationship because of it. I mean, she doesn't know that, but it's true.

  4. Look at you, Pintertest Pro!! That french toast looks DEEE-LISH. Like I want it for lunch. And pumpkin pie spice cream cheese frosting on top of those brownies? YOU are the genius. Pure genius. I miss you, friend. A lot. Thanks for linking up!

  5. YUM. yum yum to the yum yum. I love that you essentially made a whole day's worth of foods. And yeah, homemade deodorant just sounds like a risk. I am glad that you are still wearing deodorant though. I hope you guys are doing so well. Come back soon!

  6. PUMPKIN BROWNIES ARE AWESOME!! so glad you made them too!!

    i want to consume everything on your post right now!

    i gots to try that french toast of amazing!!!

  7. I'm sort of in agreement about some DIY products- just buy the thing. But that french toast could be dangerous for certain!