Amaretto French Toast

Recipe from

Southern Living


6 (1-inch-thick) French bread slices
4 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons almond liqueur (optional)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup, warmed


Arrange bread slices in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Whisk together eggs, next 4 ingredients, and, if desired, liqueur; pour over bread. Let stand 5 minutes, turning once. Cover and chill 8 hours, if desired.

Melt butter at 400° in a 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan; add French bread slices.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes; turn and bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with almonds and powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup.

November 1998
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