This strawberry French toast bake is easy to make, comforting and tasty. Perfect for brunch.

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 tsp butter (a small knob)
  • 4 oz challah 115g, or other similar bread eg brioche
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk 120ml
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 60ml double cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 oz strawberries 55g, or more to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  1. Instructions
  2. Rub a baking dish approx 8in x 4in (20cm x 10cm) with butter to lightly grease it.
  3. Chop bread into small chunks and put them in the dish. (You can also use bigger chunks, if you prefer.)
  4. Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon and pour over the bread. Toss any pieces that aren’t covered in the custard so all can absorb some. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Alternatively, make it up shortly before baking – you may need to toss a little more to ensure all are covered, just take care not to break the bread up too much.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  6. Remove the top from the strawberries and cut into quarters. Tuck the slices in between the bread. Sprinkle the sugar over the top.
  7. Bake for around 25 minutes until it’s lightly brown and crisp on the top and soft but cooked underneath.