One of the best uses for Portuguese bread is in baked French toast. Because the bread is so light it soaks up a lot of the batter and becomes too fragile to pan-fry. So...baking is the answer. Serve the French toast with maple syrup.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange rind in a medium mixing bowl.

  • Cut the bread into seven or eight slices, and lay them, overlapping, in a large baking dish.

  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread, covering every slice. The bread should not be entirely submerged though; the higher parts should become toasted and crispy.

  • Dot the bread with the butter. Bake the French toast in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes until the custard is set. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; 16 g total fat; 185 mg cholesterol; 288 mg sodium. 59.9 g carbohydrates; 17.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
I loved this recipe and my boyfreind as well. He is a huge sweet bread fan. I used the recipe for portuguese sweet bread for the bread machine that I got from this website. A definite keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2010
I followed the recipe and half the bread was emerged in the mixture half was sticking up but it was still gross to have half mushy bread. Won't make this again. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
I loved this recipe and my boyfreind as well. He is a huge sweet bread fan. I used the recipe for portuguese sweet bread for the bread machine that I got from this website. A definite keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
I loved this recipe and my boyfreind as well. He is a huge sweet bread fan. I used the recipe for portuguese sweet bread for the bread machine that I got from this website. A definite keeper. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2004
Made this recipe with Italian Pandoro and it was wonderful. Had bread pudding consistency in dish and toasted on top. It was the hit of our Christmas Eve brunch. Easy to make but has a sophisticated flavor. We cut the Pan d'oro in half vertically then in 1/2" slices horizontally. Laid them in the glass dish at 45/angle. Pretty presentation. Smells great when it cooks. High awe factor. Don't overbake. Make sure this delicate dish doesn't burn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2003
Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2008
This is good but next time I'll lay the bread pieces out on a single layer and bake on a sheet pan. The stacking made the "connected" parts very soggy. I used freshly-baked Portuguese sweet bread from the site and next time I need to use not-so-fresh bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
This is so very good. It reminds me of a bread pudding. I like to use thick slices of bread and omit the butter on top. It seems to come out a little more crispy on top which is the way we prefer it and nice and custard like in the middle. So good you have to try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
This recipe was wonderful...I made it for company the first time and it was a huge hit. The Portuguese massa (sweet bread) really gives it a special flavor and texture. I will definitely make it again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
This turned out really well. I made it with the Portugese Bread from the bread machine recipe here and the consistency was perfect. Light not soggy at all with a very nice flavor. Everyone enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
This was great! I added some chocolate chips to the layers and it turned out great. This could probably serve 8-10 people since it is so rich and heavy. Since there are only two of us we have been reheating it and it's still great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
I made this for my family on Christmas morning and it was a BIG hit!! Will definately make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2010
I followed the recipe and half the bread was emerged in the mixture half was sticking up but it was still gross to have half mushy bread. Won't make this again. Read More
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