Sunday brunch should be special. And easy. Here is a dish which is both special and easy. Very easy.
Blueberry French Toast
Recently I received an email from Allrecipes.com with a blueberry French toast recipe. I am only an occasional cook because my husband is such a good cook, but what I really enjoy is trying new recipes. I have another overnight French toast recipe which is a family favorite so I thought it would be worth trying this one, especially since my granddaughter is a blueberry aficionado. The things we do for our grandchildren!
The recipe itself can be found here. I can’t reprint it because it is copyrighted by Allrecipes.com, but I can help you get to it easily. Just click on one of the links in this post.
I made the recipe exactly as shown. It was absolutely delicious! It even looked pretty.
Why Sunday Brunch?
The recipe is special. The fresh blueberries just made my mouth happy! (And filled me with healthy antioxidants.) The dish is sweet, but not overly so. Most of the sweetness comes from the cream cheese and blueberries combined. It is a bit rich to eat every day which is what makes it a dish to save for a special treat.
The recipe is easy. If you have ever made one of the many overnight breakfast casseroles you will find this is made in much the same way. You cube the bread and cream cheese and scatter the cubes in a greased casserole before sprinkling blueberries over them. You then stir up the egg mixture, pour it over the casserole, cover, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning while the casserole is baking you make up the blueberry syrup which mostly involves stirring. Pour the syrup over the casserole and serve. I am a lazy cook and this was simple even to me.
My Take on It
There are a couple of things I would change about the directions. These are just from my personal preference, not for any particular culinary expertise. I would cut both the bread and the cream cheese into smaller cubes. I prefer smaller pieces of bread to eat and I think the smaller cream cheese cubes would be integrated into the casserole better.
I used sliced Italian bread which is slightly denser than regular loaf bread. It was delicious and held up under the cream cheese, eggs, and other ingredients. I think next time I will try a sliced baguette just to see what difference it makes. The beauty of this casserole is that almost any kind of bread will work.
Whatever size you prefer to cube the ingredients and whatever your preference in bread, you will enjoy making and eating Overnight Blueberry French Toast. The recipe ticks all my Sunday brunch boxes: make ahead, easy, flavorful, special.
Next Sunday try this recipe. Take time to savor the goodness before rushing off to church or other Sunday activities.
What a pleasure!
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- Sundays at Home
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Note: I have received no compensation from Allrecipes.com for this post. I simply like sharing good recipes. It’s all my Southern female ancestors in me. It’s what we do.