We are always asked for receipes at the Arsenic & Old Lace and thought it was time to share some with you! French Toast Souffle is wonderful for a crowd and it is prepared the night before and just slide it into the oven in the morning. So there is no need to panic before your guests arrive!
10 Cups (1 inch) cubed sturdy white bread (like french bread)
1(8oz) Package of cream cheese, softened
8 Large Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Milk
2/3 Cup Half and half
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
** Place bread cubes in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan
** Beat Cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth
** Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
** Add milk, half and half, 1/2 cup maple syrup and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
** Pour cream cheese mixture over top of bread, cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
** Remove from refrigerator and let stand for 20 minutes, while oven is preheated to 375 degrees.
** Bake uncovered 50 minutes or until set.
** Serve immediately when removed from the oven.
** Sprinkle with powered sugar and serve with maple syrup