Philia Kelnhofer wrote in her new book "Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People" "Whenever we have friends staying over or are hosting a
brunch, this is the dish I make. This French toast casserole is everything you
could possibly hope for out of a brunch menu item—sweet, with a little bit of crunch
from the caramelized sugar, and very comforting. It’s definitely a
French Toast Casserole
1 loaf raisin cinnamon swirl bread
1 cup milk (I use 2% milk, but feel free to use whatever milk you have on hand)
5 large eggs
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 370°F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Cut the bread into large chunks (I simply cut the entire loaf into sixths) and place the bread chunks in the prepared baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs and pour on top of the bread pieces.
Sprinkle both sugars over the bread mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and serve.
Available at Amazon. Excerpted from "Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes" by Philia Kelnhofer (Countryman Press 2016).