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Strawberry-Hazelnut French Toast

When my husband and I discovered this at a bed-and-breakfast in Arkansas, we bought the inn's cookbook so we could enjoy the same treat at home. We've changed the recipe a bit since then, but it still reminds us of that lovely B&B. —Lynn Daniel, Dallas, TX
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 10 slices French bread baguette (1 inch thick)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur or hazelnut flavoring syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh strawberries and chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup; stir until brown sugar is blended. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; top with bread.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, liqueur and vanilla; pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until top is puffed, edges are golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with strawberries and hazelnuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 304 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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