Baked French Toast with Maple Bacon

Baked Maple Bacon French Toast



Eggy Bread, Bombay Toast, Eggs-oh-Lay, Pain Perdu, there are 1 million different names to call this yummy goodness. We call it delicious, but French Toast by any other name tastes just as sweet. Americans usually serve French Toast with the standard maple syrup, butter, and powdered sugar, but for those willing to go a step further, the possibilities are endless and the rewards are great!

Aliter Dulcia is the earliest known reference to French Toast found in the Apicius, a collection of Latin recipes dating all the way back to the 4th or 5th century. French Toast has also been traced back to the Roman Empire. It is said that the recipe — and name — were brought to America by early English settlers. A contradictory, though highly dubious, myth tells that French toast owes its name and creation to an Albany, N.Y. innkeeper named Joseph French. Legend has it that French whipped up a batch of the golden-brown sticky goodness in 1724 and advertised it as “French toast” because he’d never learned to use an apostrophe “s.” Fast forward 300 years and we're still OBSESSED.

Our easy Baked French Toast recipe with Maple Sugar Small Batch Bacon Strips calls for silky, decadent half and half. Cayenne pepper is added right to your egg mixture, to give your toast a kick of heat, pairing perfectly with our sweet sticky maple topping. Pop it into the oven, put on a bib to catch the drool, and try not to fog up the glass for the next 40 mins!

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