Posted Wednesday, April 24th 2013 @ 2pm
I suggest eating this for dinner. Like anything with "Paula Deen" in its name, this dish is swimming in butter and tastes absolutely amazing. Plus with the high caloric intake, you'll likely want to go to sleep shortly after like I did when I ate it for breakfast.
Here is the recipe.
It's best to start this the day before because the bread needs about 8 hours to soak up the egg mixture. It also reheats without losing flavor so you could be set for a week.
- Cut up a loaf of French bread into one inch thick slices. I baked my own French bread because I wanted to add 3 hours to this recipe.
- Whisk 8 eggs, 2 cups half-and-half, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and a dash of salt.
- Place your bread slices in a baking dish and pour the egg mixture all over the bread.
- Put the dish in the fridge and go to sleep for 8 to 9 hours.
- Make the topping. Mix 2 sticks butter, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, 1 cup chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
- Check the bread. You are set if the egg mixture has been completely soaked up by the bread.
- Spread the praline topping on the bread and then bake in the oven on 350 F for about 40 minutes.
- TAKE A NAP AND THEN GO RUNNING OR DO SOMETHING HEALTHY.
Become a breakfast hero and make this for your family (or live like a king and dare to eat it solo).