Submitted by: Brandon Carroll, Halifax
“This easy-to-make twist on french toast is something my mother makes every Christmas morning, but it can be enjoyed any time of the year. It's great because you can prepare it the night before on Christmas Eve, and pop it in the oven while you're blearily opening presents on Christmas morning. It's the definition of breakfast comfort food, with bacon, cheese, bread, and eggs— It's the perfect thing to lull you into a post-present-opening food coma.”
In a Pan
- 1 loaf of sliced bread (enough to cover pan)
- 1 lb(s) cooked bacon (crispier is better)
- 450 g (1 large brick) old cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup(s) butter or margarine
In a Bowl
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 3 1/2 cup(s) milk
- 1 tsp(s) mustard
- 1 tsp(s) Worcestershire sauce
Spray 12.5 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with margarine. Cover bottom of pan with bread slices completely, cut slices of bread to fit if necessary. Layer cooked bacon over the bread, then layer sliced or grated cheese to cover the bacon. Top with another layer of bread, again cutting slices to fit if necessary.
In a bowl mix eggs, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once mixed, pour egg mixture over pan to evenly cover bread, bacon and cheese. Refrigerate for at least one hour, up to 12 hours overnight.
If desired, top with shredded cheese, then drizzle with melted margarine or butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes after removing it from the oven, and serve with maple syrup and your favourite french toast toppings.