Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Brunch

We hosted my Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law for Brunch in honor of Mother's Day. I kept it simple with a make-ahead French Toast Strata (recipe below), bacon, and fresh strawberries. I hate rushing around and cooking while people are here so the Strata is the perfect solution.

French Toast Strata
8 eggs
1 package of cream cheese
cinnamon (to taste)
1/2 cup syrup (plus more for serving)
3 cups milk
6 tablespoons butter
2 crusty baguettes

Halve baguettes and spread softened cream cheese over bread. Put loaves back together (with cream cheese in the middle) and cut into bite sized pieces. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, cinnamon, syrup, and milk.

Place bread pieces into a baking dish and pour liquid over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning take butter and cut into small cubes and place over top of bread. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes covered and 5-10 minutes uncovered.

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  1. Thanks! Its a brunch staple around these parts!

  2. This looks delicious, what a great addition to a brunch table! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Thanks! Got to love anything that you can put together the night before. :)