French Toast Casserole
Why This Recipe Works
Testing for our French toast casserole recipe began with bread. We found that French and Italian loaves, with their dense texture and thin, chewy crust, worked best. We also found during our tests that the French toast casserole recipe was best when we “staled” the bread in a moderately hot oven, allowing it to toast slightly before assembling the dish. For the custard, we settled on eight whole eggs and a little less than twice as much whole milk as heavy cream, which gave us a rich and custardy but not cloying result. This was breakfast after all, not dessert.