I would like to wish all my Muslim readers, Selamat Hari Raya! Hope you all have a wonderful day ahead with lots of good food, good company and good times. 🙂
I’m in a holiday mood today and I just want to make something sweet for a treat. 🙂 This is somewhat similar to a bread pudding in terms of its appearance but it’s actually not as custardy or pudding-like so I prefer to call it a baked french toast.
The amount of liquid in this recipe is just enough for the bread to soak it in so the interior is moist while the top exterior is crispy. I dressed up the baked french toast with some caramelised apples to give it an extra crunch and sweetness. And because the brown sugar used would lend a rich, caramelly flavour to the french toast, I chose to add less sugar to the egg mixture just to keep the whole thing a little less cloying.
Baked French Toast Recipe
Ingredients (serves 1-2)
3 slices day-old wholemeal bread, cut into small cubes
200ml skimmed milk
1 tbsp sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
ground cinnamon for dusting
For the caramelised apples:
1/2 red apple, diced
2 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tbsp butter + extra for greasing
1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C with fan.
2. Lightly grease a 14cm x 18cm baking dish and fill it up with the bread cubes.
3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
4. Pour mixture over the bread cubes. Gently press down the top with a spoon and ensure all the bread is soaked in the mixture.
5. Bake for about 25 minutes till the top turns golden brown.
6. For the caramelised apples, melt butter and brown sugar in a pan over low heat. Add the diced apples and cook briefly. Turn off heat once the mixture becomes brown and sticky.
7. Spoon the caramelised apples over the french toast bake and dust with ground cinnamon.
I headed straight for the middle and devoured the whole thing in no time! 😉