During Thanksgiving weekend we always have the neighbors in for brunch. We serve plenty of mimosas and Company French Toast. We have 11 kids in total that have all been raised together and they all love this...it bakes in the oven and makes the house smell cinammonny (not a word but you know what I mean!) -- a great smell to wake up to! You can't see it, but the brown sugar and cinnamon is on the bottom. As soon as the neighborhood kids came in, ranging in ages from 8 to college, I was asked, "Did you make the French Toast?"
I'll also serve this Christmas morning and bake it while we are opening the presents! Now you can, too!
Overnight Company French Toast
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
12 slices white bread (remove crust)
1 1/2 cups milk
Melt butter in bowl in microwave. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour into bottom of 13x9 baking dish. Place bread slices over sugar mixture. Beat eggs and milk in bowl. Pour over bread slices. Chill, covered, overnight. The next morning, bake in 350 degree oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Serve with warm syrup, fresh fruit or confectionary sugar.