Sheilah Kaufman: Hi, I am Sheilah Kaufman, Cooking Teacher, Cookbook Author, Culinary Lecturer, and Food Editor. And today I am going to teach you how to make Baked French Toast with Blueberries. You know canola is unique, because of its excellent fatty acid ratio. It contains the lowest level of saturated fat, and its high and monounsaturated fat which is a really great fat and your body needs that type of fat.
These are the ingredients you will need. I am going to start by spraying a 7x11-inch cake pan with canola oil, that's all you have to do, go on with the recipe no greasing, no mess. We're going to take our stale French bread that we've cut in three quarter inch pieces and we're going to line them up in the pan.
When you finish, if you want to, you can tear off extra pieces of bread and plug in the hose, but that's up to you. Now, we're going to beat together 8 eggs, and a cup of milk. Just want to beat until very, very incorporated. We're going to stir in some vanilla, mix well and we're going to pour this over to bread.
We want to try and get every piece soaked, so take your time. It's nice if you use a pitcher. Now you should let this sit for a minute or two so the eggs can began to be absorbed by the bread. Then if you have time, turn each piece of bread over so that the mixture can be absorbed on the other side. So like this. Now, we're going to make the streusel topping.
We're going to take a cup of brown sugar, and our hands or you can use a pastry blender. We're going to mix it with the canola margarine, just half a cup, the flour, and a cup of rolled oats. So with your fingers or a pastry blender, we're just going to pinch everything together. Now that I've mixed everything really well, we're going to drop it on top of the wet toast.
Now, that we have this streusel topping on, we're just going to spread it around and want to use all of it because it's so good. I'm going to throw the blueberries and the walnuts over-the-top gently. And again, you can use dried, you can use fresh whenever you bake, you want to make that you use blueberries that have been dried with a paper towel or towel, wet blueberries are not going to come out great in your recipe.
And now after the blueberries, sprinkling on the walnuts, try and get evenly, all over everything and we're ready to bake at 375 for about 30 minutes, 40 minutes task. You want it to be golden, and bubbly. Isn't that beautiful? Now our Baked French Toast is done, before I bake though I always put it on a pizza pan or cookie sheet to absorb any accidental overflow.
Now, it should weight 5 minutes before you cut, and serve and remember this freezes beautifully if you let it cool to absolute room temperature, before you wrap it. Dig in!