Hale Lani Strawberry French Toast
"Our guests love this dish and write about it in our guest books. I like to make it extra special by topping it with butter I shaped into palm tree, flower and leaf shapes." Ruth Johnson, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
- 2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 loaf (1 pound) Hawaiian sweet bread
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- Confectioners' sugar and maple syrup
- Place strawberries in a small bowl; sprinkle with sugar. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- Slice strawberries and divide between two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes; set aside.
- Cut bread into 20 slices. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip bread in egg mixture. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook French toast in oil in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place over strawberries in prepared dishes.
- Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with syrup.