Blueberry French Toast squares

Blueberry French toast squares is another great breakfast or brunch dish to make ahead of time. Then just bake, cut and serve, while you spend time with your guests. This makes 8 generous serving. Top with powdered sugar and drizzle with real maple syrup. We use frozen blueberries but you can use fresh berries if you have them.

Use a bread with firm body for French toast

French toast originated in France as “pain perdu” or “lost bread.” It was a way to use bread that had gone stale and couldn’t be served with a meal. Any bread can be used for French toast. Some national chain breakfast restaurants have even advertised “French-toasted” cinnamon rolls and donuts. The other half of French toast is an egg and cream custard. Again, other flavors and ingredients can be added to the custard. For the best French toast, use a bread with a firm body such as French bread or challah. Try slicing the bread and leaving it out to dry out–it will better absorb the custard.

Feel free to experiment with other fruits and flavors!

We like this with blueberries, but you can also try strawberries, peaches, or a berry mix. Costco sells a nice mix of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in the frozen foods aisle. You can use fresh fruit in season or frozen fruit. Try adding a little almond extract to the custard when you use peaches. You can also add a little liqueur to the custard in a flavor to complement the fruit. Framboise is a raspberry liqueur.

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