The blueberry syrup may be made up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate; reheat before serving.
716 calories; 31 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 210 mg cholesterol; 516 mg sodium. 97 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 15 g protein;
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Easy and delicious recipe! It was perfect for Christmas morning this year, as I made it up the night before and refrigerated, as the recipe suggests.
For any kind of French toast, strata or bread pudding like this it's important that the bread is very dry. Otherwise the bread is full of moisture and there's nowhere for the custard to go.Put sliced on chunked bread on a sheet pan in a 300 oven for 15 or 20 minutes, flipping it once or twice. You want it dry but not toasted. Try it and see if it doesn't make the difference.
The flavors are lovely together, but my consistent complaint with Overnight French Toast recipes like this is the limp, soggy texture of the bread. I think next time I'm going to lightly toast all the slices before putting them in the pan. Hopefully, even though they spend the night soaking up the egg mixture there'll have a suggestion of the stove top crunch that makes Traditional French Toast so awesome.