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The most important thing in my life is my family. I love my dear husband and 4 wonderful children (ages 11 through 18). I am a stay-at-home mom (my dream job!). Some of my favorite things to do include cooking (and eating!), photography, reading, piano, flute, watching my favorite TV shows, swimming, traveling, and most recently...using the rip stick with my kids. I would love to attend culinary school someday & fit my love of photography in with that somehow. My dream vacation is Italy - something I was recently blessed to experience! I'd love to return and see more of that beautiful and DELICIOUS country! My days are usually full of running kids to and from activities - scouts, sports, music and church. Sometimes I have to remind myself to breathe, but I absolutely LOVE my crazy life and the people I am lucky enough to share it with!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nutella French Toast Sandwiches (from Katie Lee's 'The Comfort Table')

This recipe is truly decadent-it's borderline sinful. I love baking French toast in a casserole dish because it's way less work and can even be assembled the night before.

8 LARGE EGGS
21/2 CUPS WHOLE MILK
1/4 CUP SUGAR
1/2 TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
ZEST OF 1 ORANGE
1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
1 LOAF BRIOCHE BREAD, SLICED ABOUT 3/4 INCH THICK (I just use any thick cut white bread, like Texas Toast)
3/4 CUP NUTELLA
3 RIPE BANANAS, SLICED ON A DIAGONAL

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, salt, orange zest, and vanilla. Set aside.

Grease a baking dish. Spread half of the bread slices with Nutella and top with bananas and remaining bread slices. Place in the baking dish. Pour egg mix­ture over the bread and allow it to soak in, at least 20 minutes. (I like to make this the night before, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator until the next morn­ing.)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until bread is golden brown and puffy. Let stand 10 minutes before servmg.

6 TO 8 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
INACTIVE PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES OR UP TO OVERNIGHT
COOK TIME: 55 MINUTES

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I'm going to try this for sure! I love your idea! Thanks for doing some of the work for me by sorting through and finding good recipes!

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