Baked French Toast with Cardamom & Marmalade

Make this decadent recipe when you want to truly impress your guests. Perfect for a sophisticated brunch or Mother’s Day celebration, this breakfast dish can be served with your favorite bottle of Champagne.


1 1/4 cups orange marmalade
10 4x4x1-inch-thick slices of Breadsmith Challah
1 1/4 cups whole milk
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
3 large egg yolks
3 large eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


Butter baking dish.
Spread marmalade over one side of each bread slice.
Cut slices diagonally in half. Arrange bread crosswise in dish, marmalade-side-up and overlapping slightly.
Whisk milk and next 7 ingredients in bowl. Pour custard over bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
Makes 10 servings.

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