french toast bake

November 11, 2017

prep time: 20 minutes       cook time: 45 minutes – 1 hour      total: 1 hour – 1 hour and 20 minutes      makes 8-10 servingsfrench-toast-bake-2

ingredients
1 loaf sourdough bread
8 eggs
2 c milk
1/2 c heavy cream
3/4 c sugar
2 T vanilla

topping:
1/2 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c cold butter, cut into pieces

directions

  1. cut loaf into cubes and place evenly in a greased 9×13 pan.
  2. in a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. pour evenly over bread.
  3. cover your pan and refrigerate overnight.
  4. mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. cut in butter with this mixture until crumbly and place in a ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight as well.
  6. take pan and ziploc out when ready to bake. sprinkle crumbly mixture evenly over the bread.
  7. bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how soft you like it.

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sweet cornbread

October 21, 2016

prep time: 30 minutes       bake time: 45 minutes       total time: 1 hour, 15 minutesgrandmas-sweet-buttermilk-cornbread-4

ingredients
1 c cornmeal
3 c flour
1 1/3 c sugar
1 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 c oil
6 T melted butter (could just be softened)
2 T honey
4 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 c milk

directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. in a bowl (second largest bowl [my own notes]), combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. add the oil, butter, honey, eggs, and milk.
  4. pour into a greased 9×13 pan (if using 8×8 square pan, halve recipe).
  5. bake for 45 minutes and check to see if baked through using a toothpick.

source – recipe from gail chang (and she received the recipe from her friend)

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total time: 35 minutes      makes 12 biscuits

ingredients
2 c unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c thinly sliced scallions
1 c buttermilk
8 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly about 5 minutes (plus some melted butter for brushing biscuits)

directions

  1. preheat over to 475 degrees.
  2. whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, cheese, and scallions in large bowl.
  3. combine buttermilk and 7 tablespoons melted butter in medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
  4. add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl.
  5. using greased 1/4-c dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto baking sheet (biscuits should measure about 2.25 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches high).
  6. repeat with remaining batter, spacing biscuits about 1.5 inches apart.
  7. bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 12-14 minutes.
  8. brush biscuit tops with remaining 1 T melted butter. transfer to wire rack and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

source – published november 1, 2007 from cook’s illustrated (from deb chang)

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toast of the french variety

December 21, 2011

prep time: 5 minutes       cook time: 15 minutes       ready in: 20 minutes

3 servings (6 slices of french toast)

ingredients:

6 slices of bread
2 eggs
2/3 c milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
salt to taste

directions:

  1. beat together egg, milk, salt, desired spices, and vanilla.
  2. heat a lightly oiled griddle of skillet over medium-high flame.
  3. dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. place in pan and cook on both sides until golden. serve hot.

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bananarama

April 30, 2011

servings: 12       prep time: 15 min.       cook time: 1 hour 10 min

ingredients:
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 c mashed overripe bananas (~ 5 bananas)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. in a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. in a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. stir in eggs.
  4. mash bananas in another bowl. (no need to put in another bowl if using frozen bananas. bananas are soft enough to put directly into flour mixture.) then mix bananas with flour in large bowl.
  5. next combine ingredients of both bowls. add cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. stir just to moisten. pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. bake in preheated oven for 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. let bread cool in pan.
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