Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring? And French Toast

Is it spring yet?
Sunday morning we awoke to SNOW. 
The picture above is one of the 
trees in front of my house. 
AND it snowed off and on much of the day.

But all is well. 
Instead of becoming depressed I made 
Baked French Toast with Raspberries. 

It's your lucky day because 
I'm going to share the recipe with you.  

Baked French Toast with Raspberries

5 eggs, beaten
1 ½ c milk
7 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 (8oz) 1/3 less fat cream cheese
Butter for dish
1 loaf of French bread (sliced)
2 pints of raspberries
Confectioner’s sugar

1. Mix together the eggs, milk and 4 tbsp sugar. In another bowl combine cream cheese with 1 tbsp sugar. Butter a 2 ½ quart backing dish.
2. Quickly dip half of the French bread slices into the egg mixture and arrange them in a slightly overlapping layer on the bottom of the dish. Top with bits of half the cream cheese and half the raspberries. Repeat with remaining brioche, cream cheese and raspberries. Pour remaining egg mixture over the top and sprinkle entire dish with 2 tbsp sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hr or up to 24 hr.
3. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic wrap and bake strata until eggs are set and top is golden, about 55 min; cover with foil if top gets too brown. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6.

Wednesday I'll get back to business with another writing tip.

How was your weekend? Did you have snow on your porch? What did you have for breakfast Sunday?

Ya gotta love the weekend!


  1. YUMMY! French toast is my hubby's favorite breakfast. I've never made it baked though. I'll have to surprise him one morning. Thanks for the recipe!

    We got a little snow last Friday (it was quite the April Fools joke). Luckily it didn't stick because the ground was already so wet from rain the night before.

  2. Ooh, that looks delicious. The French toast I mean, not the snow! I've had enough snow for a while (though I still haven't put away the winter boots and jackets).

  3. This looks delicious! Wow.

    As for spring, another wow. Where do you live that's that icey?

  4. Wow--more snow!! None here--more like 85 degrees and sunny:) I know, not fair:) But your recipe looks delicious!

  5. Laura:
    I hope you enjoy the French Toast. Not only did it snow Sunday, but it's still on the ground and the weatherman says we have another storm this weekend. Oh, the fun of spring weather. :)

  6. Juju,
    I'm on Salt Lake City. And get this, Saturday it was 70 degrees. Our spring weather is very fickle, to say the least. The snow is still on the ground. It's melting, but, oh boy, am I ready for some warm weather.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

  7. Andrea,
    I know what you mean about not putting away winter clothes. Every time I'm tempted it snows. Looks like sweaters until May. That's all right. I'll get more writing done. :)

  8. Terri,
    Sooooo not fair. But, here's the deal, I can make a snowman in April. There's always a bright side. :)

  9. Wow! A photo and a recipe. Your new book sounds great too!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.

  10. Renae,
    You are definitely welcome! Thanks for the compliment on my book. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a lot of people like it.

    I hope you enjoy the French toast. :)



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