Champagne & Berries French Toast Bake

We’ve recently reached 1k followers on Instagram and I can’t tell you how happy this makes me! Thank you all for showing me how much I inspire you all to cook, I’m grateful. Alright, enough of the mushy stuff let’s move on to the food. This champagne & berries French toast bake really did a number on Instagram! I had no choice but to update the blog with exact measurements. Make this delicious and sweet dish for a cozy Valentine’s Day morning in or make it for any brunch day that you deem fit LOL!

1. Berry Sauce

1 cup blueberries

1 cup blackberries

2 cups strawberries

1 cup champagne

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

To make the sauce I added all the ingredients to a small sauce pot. I made sure to cut the strawberries in quarters so that they would be roughly the same size as the berries. Set the sauce on medium heat to start bubbling. While I wait on this to happen I preheat the oven to 350°F. I check on the mixture periodically to stir it and make sure it’s not sticking to the bottom of the pot. If you’re more comfortable cooking the mixture on medium low this also works for my readers who get a bit distracted while cooking LOL!

2. Custard

2 cups half n half

2 eggs and 1 yolk

1/2 cup sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Whisk the mixture all together until everything is combined. Do your best to make sure you can’t see any egg whites appearing in the mixture.

Beautiful challah bread.

You’ll want your bread slices about 1 inch thick. They’re going to be dunked in custard and I would rather you guys not have soggy French toast. I used one whole loaf of challah for my baking dish. After dunking each slice I place them into the dish on a slant so that you can see each slice. I also poured about a 1/2 cup of the custard into the bottom of the dish.

In case I didn’t describe it good enough here’s a picture of what I meant.

At this point our berry sauce should be done and it should look something like this. I added about 1/4 of a cup between each slice. You can add as much sauce as you’d like. Just remember to make sure that you save some for the top of the dish and a little extra for your portion.

After adding the sauce between each slice.

Now cover your dish in foil and place it into your 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Then uncover it and bake for 20 minutes. To make the presentation a little nicer I broiled it for just a minute for a little more color. That step is completely optional.

Lastly you’ll want to dust your French toast bake with powdered sugar and some of that delicious berry sauce. Then you’re done! Let’s eat!

As you can see I’ve started eating without you LOL! Let me know if you guys try this recipe! You can tag me on Instagram @CookingWithRoxy. I love you all and as always sending lots of moxie your way.

-Roxy

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