December 23, 2020
I’m sure the last thing you want to be doing on Christmas morning is prepping breakfast, am I right? This overnight Orphan Girl french toast casserole takes a whopping 15 minutes to prep, toss the casserole into the fridge, then right into the oven Christmas morning. That’s a winner in my book.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen:
1 Cup Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur
1 Cup Milk (Alternative milk works too!)
1 Loaf of Unsliced Bread (I used french bread, but brioche, sourdough, or thick Texas Toast bread slices will work too)
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1 tsp Nutmeg (if you have it)
1 1/2 Tb. Cinnamon
Bread pan or 9 x 13 pan (depending on how many people you are feeding)
Toppings: Powdered Sugar, Syrup, and Berries
Preheat your oven to 350. Cube your bread into 1 inch x 1 inch sections. I don’t use ends as they can be a little chewy, but feel free to throw them in. On a cookie sheet, spread out your small cubes of bread and put them into the oven to toast lightly. This is a very important part, other wise you will just have a soggy bread loaf in the morning. Toast the bread for a few minutes, until the bread has clearly become dry. Take the bread out of the oven. Turn the oven off. And let your bread cool down.
In a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, cream, milk, orphan girl, and 1 Tb. of cinnamon (save the rest of the cinnamon for later). Take your bread and mix it into the bowl of egg mixture. Turning it so every bread cube gets saturated.
Using butter wipe the entire inside of the pan. Do not be shy! You should be able to see a nice thick glaze of butter, trust me it’s what makes it crisp up on the edges and taste amazing. put half of your bread mixture into the pan, then sprinkle your remaining cinnamon and nutmeg on to the top. Continue filling the pan with the bread mixture.
Cover your casserole and set it in the fridge overnight!
The next morning while making your coffee, preheat the oven to 350 and pop that baby in for 45minutes – 1 hour. The top should be a nice golden brown.
Let your french toast cool down (makes slicing much easier), then dust with powdered sugar and serve with berries and syrup Mmmmm… Pairs perfectly with a cup of warm coffee and a nudge, or two, of Orphan Girl. Cheers to you and yours!
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