Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Cheer

A new cookbook brings new yummy recipes! Recently we received our shipment of new books.....Bon Appetit Y'all was one of them! We have served several of the appetizers from it for our Christmas tea...but we thought we needed to share this one with ya! (It's a keeper....and perfect to start the New Year off with!!)


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 loaf brioche or challah, sliced
8 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar, for accompaniment
Sorghum, cane, or maple syrup, for accompaniment.


  • Combine the melted butter and brown sugar in a baking dish.
  • Arrange the bread slices in the dish.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a bowl.
  • Pour over the bread, letting it soak in.
  • Top with the pecans
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, and up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Let the chilled casserole stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Bake until browned and set 30-45 minutes.
  • Remove to a rack to cool slightly
  • Sift over confectioners' sugar
  • Serve hot or warm with sorghum, cane or maple syrup.


Lola Enchanted said...

looks amazing!!!!!

kari and kijsa said...

Yumm!! Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
kari & kijsa

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Awww... seems yummy indeed!

Dropping by to greet you both A VERY BLISSFUL NEW YEAR...
God Bless All...


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