Who doesn’t love a warm and delicious breakfast? The best part about it is that you can prepare it the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is put it in the oven–great for those Sunday mornings you are busy getting ready for church.
**You can buy Challah bread in the bakery at Whole Foods, Market Street and Central Market. Or you can use a country-style french bread or italian bakery bread. (The soft french bread located near your grocery store checkout is not a good option for this.) croissants, cubed is another yummy alternative.**
Blackberry French Toast A.K.A. Breakfast Bliss
1 loaf Challah bread, cubed (or Country-Style French Bread/Italian Bakery Bread)
1 8 oz package of cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
Cook the jam in a small saucepan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring until melted and smooth.
Place half of the bread cubes in a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish. Top with cream cheese cubes and drizzle with melted jam. Top with remaining bread cubes.
Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and chill 8-24 hours.