Fancy Baked French Toast Recipe

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Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients  

Gather all the necessary ingredients, including bread slices (preferably thick slices of brioche or challah), eggs, milk, cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, butter, and toppings like berries, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.

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Step 2: Mix the Custard Mixture  

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt until well combined. This mixture will serve as the custard base for soaking the bread slices.

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Step 3: Preheat the Oven  

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking.

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Step 4: Soak the Bread Slices  

Dip each bread slice into the custard mixture, ensuring it's thoroughly coated on both sides. Allow excess custard to drip off, then place the soaked bread slices in the greased baking dish in a single layer.

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Step 5: Arrange in Baking Dish  

Arrange the soaked bread slices evenly in the baking dish, slightly overlapping if necessary. Pour any remaining custard mixture over the bread slices.

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Step 6: Bake the French Toast  

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the French toast is golden brown and cooked through. You may want to rotate the dish halfway through baking for even browning.

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Step 7: Serve Warm  

Once baked, remove the French toast from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Serve warm with your favorite toppings such as fresh berries, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.

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Step 8: Enjoy!  

Enjoy your fancy baked French toast as a delicious breakfast or brunch treat with friends and family. The custard-soaked bread will be delightfully soft and flavorful, making it a perfect start to your day.

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