Asian Beef with Snow Peas
½ cup butter
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon
packed brown sugar 1 (8-ounce) loaf crusty French bread, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon plus 1 pinch
cinnamon, or to taste 1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
2. Heat butter and 1 cup brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved, 2 to 4 minutes. Pour into prepared baking dish, then arrange bread pieces evenly over top.
3. Beat together milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. Pour mixture over bread, pressing on pieces to help absorb liquid. Sprinkle with remaining pinch cinnamon. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 8 hours or up to overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
5. Sprinkle casserole with remaining tablespoon brown sugar. Bake, uncovered, until browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes. If desired, top with whipped cream. [From our kitchen: We used a solid spatula to turn servings upside down on plates. That way, the yummy caramel glaze is front and center!]
PER 1-CUP SERVING: 346 CAL; 17.8g FAT (9.8g SAT); 9.8g PRO; 37g CARB; 0.7g FIBER; 420mg SODIUM; 23.2g SUGARS
armagazine.com/ easy-french-toast-casserole “I forgot to assemble this the night before, so I made it in the morning. I let it sit for about 90 minutes, checking every 15 to 20 minutes and pressing the bread layer down to ensure it absorbed the egg...