If you have no patience, quit now. This recipe from 12 Tomatoes will take time. I know this because I am impatient and messed it up. Learn from me.
Here’s what you need:
Slices of bread- I used an Italian loaf
2 sticks unsalted butter, cut and chilled
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
powdered sugar, garnish
You also need a 9×5 loaf pan. Actually read your pan and see if it says 9×5. Don’t just get a ruler and assume like I did, because you will be wrong and make a mess.
Cut your bread into 1 1/2 inch strips. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Spray your loaf pan. Put down 1 layer of bread followed by 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar mixture and 1/3 of the slices of butter. Do this 2 more times. The recipe says to smush down the layers. I did this when I added the second and third layer of bread so I didn’t make a mess.
In a larger bowl, beat together the eggs, heavy cream, vanilla and remaining cinnamon. Slowly pour this into the pan. You need to give it time to soak in so you can use all of it. Do not rush this or your counter will look like mine did.
As you can see from that picture, I was impatient and my pan was too small.
Once you get all the egg mixture in, cover it and place it in the fridge overnight. I have no clue why this was necessary.
The next morning you will want to heat your oven to 325 degrees F. Cover your loaf in foil and bake on a baking sheet for 1 hour. Uncover and bake another 20-25 minutes. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wake up, put this in the oven, and fall back asleep. Who the hell has this much time to make a damn loaf? WHO?
After an eternity has passed, and the loaf is cooked, let it rest for 10 minutes. Flip onto a dish to serve. I ate mine for breakfast with ice cream because I’m a grown ass adult. Did this taste good? Surprisingly, despite my mess ups, yes. Would I make it again? Not unless I have a spare 12 hours to waste.
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