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French Bread Bake for Two

French toast prepared ahead of time with a few ingredients. Baked in the oven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Comfort food, recipe, skillet
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 12 slices french bread I get mine on sale and use that to save money
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbl vanilla

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbl water may need a scant more depending on desired consistency

Instructions

  • Prehead oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in cast iron skillet or (melt butter and pour in 8x8 cake pan)
    melting butter
  • Put the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Use whisk to mix all the ingredients. note: when I add farm fresh eggs. I break them in a bowl first to make sure that they are okay. I break one open in the bowl, add it to the large bowl, and so on. I have another bowl handy for the egg shells.
    farm fresh eggs
  • Cube 12 slices of french bread and add to the bowl of wet ingredients.
    cubed bread
  • Mix until all the bread is coated with the mixture.
    bread cubed in milk
  • Pour the batter/bread into the pan with the butter on the bottom.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Longer if you desire your french bread drier and crispier on top.
  • Once done, remove to cool slightly
    French Bread Bake in a Cast Iron Skillet

Glaze

  • Mix the powdered sugar and water together in a bowl.
  • Serve individual servings on a plate. Using a spoon, drizzle some of the glaze on top of the french bread bake.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can make this with our without cinnamon. I like mine with cinnamon. You can also add things like nuts or raisins. If I did this, it would probably be 1/2 cup. Or you could even sprinkle with brown sugar on top.
If you take a look at the final product in the skillet, you will see it rises slightly.
french bread bake in a skillet
french bread bake before serving and glazing
I recommend cutting out a piece and putting it on a pretty place and drizzling on the glaze. It gives it such a great look for serving.