This yummy toast is baked in the over rather than on top of it and it 's wonderful. Portuguese sweet bread lines the baking dish. The milk, egg and fragrant spice mixture is poured on top, and then the whole delicious thing is baked until a custard sets.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 5 eggs
- 4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 (1 pound) loaf Portuguese sweet bread
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange rind in a medium mixing bowl.
Cut the bread into seven or eight slices, and lay them, overlapping, in a large baking dish.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread, covering every slice. The bread should not be entirely submerged though; the higher parts should become toasted and crispy.
Dot the bread with the butter. Bake the French toast in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes until the custard is set. Serve immediately.