Breakfast Casserole for Breakfast Casserole Haters

Confession: I hate breakfast casseroles. The ones made with frozen hash browns are just a big no, and using bread with eggs – no matter how strong that bread is – generally makes my tongue retract back to my tonsils. However. There are weeks where I prepare more than 100 individual breakfasts. When facing my 100th breakfast, the siren song of a breakfast casserole is almost too much to resist. Mix up a bunch of ingredients, stick it in the fridge overnight – then have a semi-relaxing morning? Yes, please. Many thanks to all of our guests who have joined me as I serve experimental breakfast casseroles to you. Like Arthur in pursuit of the Holy Grail, I thought …

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French Toast

I know that I promised Caroline that the Croissant Breakfast casserole would be the next recipe … but I realized that I don’t have a picture of it yet because it is eaten so quickly.
So – today is our semi-famous French Toast:

This is less of a recipe, and more of a technique – you’ll get a feel for the right custard consistency with practice. And no – it isn’t too much cinnamon 🙂

French Toast – 8 pieces

Ingredients:

1 loaf challah bread
6 eggs – break them into a liquid measuring cup first, because you’ll need:
Equal volume of heavy cream
Equal volume of whole milk
1+ tablespoons cinnamon
1-ish tablespoon allspice
Dash of salt
Ground nutmeg …

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Banana Soufflé Pancake

I’ve been threatening to do this for two years, and now here we go … welcome to the first blog post from the kitchen of the Colonel Williams! Banana SoufflĂ© Pancakes are one of the most requested breakfast recipes, and I’d love to share it with you now. If you have any recipe requests – or just want to chat – we look forward to hearing from you. I hope that you find our new blog entertaining, and maybe even educational 🙂 A warning: I can sometimes be a tad irreverent, and a bit bawdy. Forewarned is forearmed. I hope that you enjoy the banana soufflĂ© pancake – and I’d love to see how yours turned out. Happy breakfast!

Banana souffle pancake with bacon and strawberries
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