August is the month of plenty. It seems as if everything is growing and producing more than I can keep up with. So, my recipes reflect the seasonal foods and our dinner table is full of delicious things. All the hard work in the garden is finally paying off.
Peaches are just coming into season now. They are plentiful and perfect. I like to can and freeze as many as possible, and then make as many meals as I can invent with the fresh fruits. It's a wonderful time of year. If you aren't growing your own peaches, you will find them at your local farmer's market. Try buying extra and freeze some for later. This recipe is a wonderful breakfast and even a light dinner. I used 1/2 a loaf of French bread, but it was over 2 ft long(!) from my local bakery. If you buy one loaf of standard size loaf, it should be just right. Finally, there is no need for additional Maple syrup, but who can resist? Enjoy this yummy recipe with your family, and let, me know how it turns out.
Peach Caramel French Toast
1 loaf of French Bread, sliced or cubed
6 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk (I used fat free condensed milk)
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 28 ounce can sliced peaches OR 1 quart of home canned peaches, drained
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp water
1. Grease a 13 X 9 cake pan and set aside
2. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, stick of butter
3. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes
4. Pour brown sugar mixture over bottom of pan, spreading to cover.
5. Drain peaches and add them evenly over the brown sugar layer.
6. Place sliced bread or bread cubes over the top of peaches.
7. Pour egg mixture over all.
8. Gently press bread into egg mixture, so it soaks into most of it.
9. Bake covered with foil, in a 350 oven, for 20 minutes.
10. Uncover and continue baking for another 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
11. Serve immediately
Please be careful serving this delicious dish to children. It is very hot, and holds the heat well. Break it up and cool slightly before letting them try it. My youngest likes to eat this with her fingers, and hot peaches are no fun. Other than that, it’s perfect!!