Panettone French Toast

1010694643_1Our friends gave us a Panettone loaf that I saved for Sunday breakfast, after our Christmas dinner.  I made french toast with it which was really good.

I took the loaf and cut off all the crust.  Then, cut the loaf into pieces that were about 3 inches each.  In a bowl, I beat up 6 eggs, 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream, 2 T. vanilla and about 1/4 cup of sugar.  Mixed this all together.  Pre-heated the oven to 350.  I used a large non-stick frying pan and melted 1/4 stick of unsalted butter.  I took the pieces of bread and dipped it in the creamy concoction and then grilled the bread until it was browned on each side.  The trick here is not letting the bread soak up too much liquid otherwise it becomes like an egg bread.  Once each side was browned, I put it on a baking tray that I lined with parchment paper.  Stuck all the bread in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the breads became puffy.  Then, I sprinkled confectioners sugar on top (through a sieve) and served with warm syrup. 

Just another addition to the holiday calories.  At this point, why not.  This was a serious treat.