On Mother's Day, Brett slept in and I got to work. I saw this recipe on Giada at Home two weekends ago. It was the Mother's Day brunch show. I watched and said, "Yum, I'll make that for my mom." But when I went to find the recipe online, I couldn't find it! So I had to catch that episode again and take notes on all the measurements, baking time, and temperature.
Giada's Blueberry Baked French Toast
3 cups milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
zest from one lemon
1/2 loaf of Challah
2 cups blueberries
Topping: 3 T sugar mixed with 1 T cinnamon
Whisk together the first six ingredients to make the batter then gently stir in the blueberries and chunks of bread. Pour into a large buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
This recipe will feed a crowd, so I halved it and it was still plenty. I'm not sure about the measurement on the bread. I cut a few large slices of bread into chunks, put them in the batter and then decided to add some more because it looked way too wet. I just kept adding until there was only a little bit of liquid still in the bottom of the bowl.
I was a little worried that there would be too much cinnamon, but it tasted delicious. The most surprising taste was how strong the lemon zest was. I really liked that unexpected zing. Yum Yum Yum! I highly recommend this one for a special occasion breakfast! And the most important thing was that my mom liked it. I love you Mom!