Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Food Post - Egg Nog French Toast

Growing up in England we would only have Eggnog at Christmas time, just like they do in the States.  Mum always made it from scratch and each glass would have a small drop of sherry poured on the top.  They didn't have this delicious concoction already made up at the supermarket like they do now, and drinking Eggnog at Christmas was such a traditional drink in our house.  Seeing Mum get out all the ingredients in preparation was enough to make us smile.  There were only rare times that I ever saw Mum drink alcohol.  When it was inside the chocolates of the huge box of liqueur chocolates she would buy each Christmas, her yearly glass of Eggnog with the spot of sherry on top, and a tot of brandy before she got on an airplane, "Purely for medicinal purposes" she would say, as she was scared of flying.  

This recipe shows another way to use Eggnog.  Maybe I should have thrown a dash of sherry over the top.  I found the original here at Jackie's 'Domestic Fits' blog.  

Eggnog French Toast Bake

1 lb. loaf of French bread
4 cups Eggnog
6 eggs
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Slice and cube your French bread and put into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

In a separate bowl whisk together remaining ingredients, and pour over the bread.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 24 (refrigerating overnight is recommended).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake Eggnog French Toast uncovered for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm and, I forgot to do this, but sprinkle with powdered sugar.  It looks real pretty.

What did we think?  

It was great being able to make this up the evening before, and super easy to take out and pop it in the oven.  

I served it up for breakfast when son came over the other morning.  I had intended to make it for Christmas morning originally.  It wasn't Gregg's favorite because it had cinnamon and he isn't a fan.  It also had a bread pudding consistency and again, he isn't a fan of bread pudding.  He also said it was too sweet for him.  But he was a sweety for letting me try the recipe as I loved it and so did son.  

The three of us agreed a small piece went a long way as it was very rich.  There are plenty of leftovers which I will cut into small portions and freeze for another day (for me or if son comes over).  

We served it with bacon on the side, and I had some fresh pineapple in the fridge.  Son also arrived with my favorite latte from Starbucks and a coke for his Dad.  He knows us so well!  He also took the photo above.

If you like bread pudding Jackie also has a delicious looking recipe for Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Bread Pudding right here.


  1. This sounds so yummy that I think I will just mix the eggnog with eggs and dip the slices of bread in and fry in butter for brekkie.
    I adore eggnog and have mine with a dash of rum.

    Have a Happy, Happy Christmas.

  2. That sounds so delicious but I'm not sure we can buy eggnog in our shops. Will have to check it out. My mum and dad didn't drink although mum, in later years, did like a bottle of special dry sherry at Christmas time.
    Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day tomorrow and Merry Christmas to everyone. xx

  3. What a truly decadent breakfast. Treats like that are wonderful from time to time aren't they?
    Happy Christmas.

  4. Oh mmmmmmmmmmm.... That sounds and looks wonderful, but yes, it does sound rich. I haven't bought any eggnog this year. We used to buy it every year when the kids lived with us.

  5. Lovely winter comfort food!
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year.


  6. Yummy French toast, thanks for sharing the recipe and story.

    Denise, Merry Christmas to you and yours! A very Happy and healthy New Years!

  7. I LOVE eggnog, but have managed to escape the temptations from the grocery shelves the last two seasons. This recipe sounds divine. Thank you so much for sharing! (I think) :)

  8. Gosh I never had eggnog only Sherry in my family at Christmas bet it's not as nice in toast!!!:)
    Have a wonderful Christmas
    Wren x

  9. For some reason, every time I logged onto your post yesterday, my computer froze and I had to log out. I am glad it is okay now. Lovely photos of all those lights. And the recipe looks great. I love bread putting.

  10. It sounds yummy! Merry Christmas!
    P.S. I make homemade eggnog too, sans the brandy or sherry!

  11. I thinks I will be at your house. So when are you serving ths? Dianne

  12. Yum! Yum! This sounds sososo good. And it is certainly approved by Weight Watchers..hahaha...low caloric count.

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  14. Thanks for the eggnog recipe post, Denise. We both enjoy eggnog and it's a pity it is not available longer than the holiday season (at least in these parts). So, I may have to wait until another year to try this french toast and will print it and save it till then.
    Happy New Year to you and Gregg too!

  15. We wish you a pleasant year change
    Until next year
    RW & SK