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All Things Easter Roundup

All things Easter Roundup logoWith just 6 days left until Easter, many of us are planning what to serve or bring to  brunch or dinner. as well as how to decorate and add the extra touches that make our holidays memorable.  Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather 26 bloggers to share some of their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you! From Jelly Bean Trees to a Giant Deviled Egg, we’ve got you covered!

Here is my recipe that contributed to All Things Easter roundup: Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream – there is no need to for syrup because the cream melts into the french toast and makes it so yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • French Toast Bake
  • 1 loaf Challah bread cut into cubes
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup lemon curd
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups frozen wild berries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Lemon Mint Cream
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons organic whipping cream (I use Stonyfield)
  • ¼ cup lemon curd
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • Cinnamon Topping
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter chilled and diced
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. Cube Challah bread and place in a greased 9x13 pan
  2. In a large bowl add eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon curd - mix well. Add the blueberries just before you pour over bread mixture, you don't want the eggs to turn bluish gray.
  3. Pour egg mixture over Challah bread and press down if need be.
  4. Cinnamon Topping: Mix together in a small bowl cinnamon, butter and sugar until it's a sand like mixture. Sprinkle over bread mixture and then let sit in the fridge over night or for at least a few hours.
  5. Take out of fridge at least 15-20 minutes before placing in a 350 degree oven and bake for 1 hour uncovered
  6. Lemon Mint Cream
  7. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer beat whipping cream until you create stiff peaks
  8. In a small saucepan blend together on med/low heat lemon curd, mint and 2 tablespoons whipping cream. Stir until smooth, mint has been infused and thinned out.
  9. Add the lemon mixture to the whipped cream and then with the electric mixture blend until incorporated.
  10. Once the French Toast Bake is finished, dish on the plates and add a bit of the lemon mint cream on top - NO NEED FOR SYRUP! The cream will melt directly into the french toast...SO YUMMY!

 

 

 

lemon french toast bake whole

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You also have a chance to win this amazing Signature Spice Box Set from the Spice House (wait till you try the Vulcan’s Fire Salt!) as well as this incredibly gorgeous John Boos Maple Cutting Board with handles…it has handles! Swoon!

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We would like to give a huge thank you to the companies that made this giveaway possible. Thank you to John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetale for the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion. Good Luck and have fun getting ready for Easter. Make sure you follow along throughout the week using the hashtag #AllThingsEaster and visit the All Things Easter Pinterest Board for more Easter inspirations.

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21 Responses to All Things Easter Roundup

  1. Cindy April 14, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    This sounds so lovely! The lemon makes it seem so light and the mint makes it refreshing. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Heather April 14, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    I make this all the time with cream cheese, blueberries, butter, and challah. So good! I am going to try your twist.

  3. Brandi April 14, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    I’ve never tried it with the lemon twist, but now I simply must! Yummy!

  4. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) April 14, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    This looks scrumptious Trina! I make Challah French Toast often BUT never have I made a casserole….It would be so much easier. I always mean to try it, I’m going to put it on my Must Make List!

  5. Life with Kaishon April 14, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Oh my word. This sounds absolutely delicious! What a wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Gina B April 14, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Oh that looks good! My daughter is a huge fan of French toast, I’ll have to try this!

  7. Sarah Hughes April 14, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    I make this every easter and for any brunch I host. Friends are always asking for the recipe!! I use

    • Trina April 14, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      What recipe do you use Sarah?

  8. carrie April 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    That recipe looks amazing! I think I need to add it to my plan for Easter Breakfast!

  9. Lindsay April 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    I love the mint in the cream!

  10. Noelle (@singerinkitchen) April 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    This is a perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  11. Esther @ Coupon Cutting Mom April 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Yummy! Blueberries and lemon sound like the perfect combo for french toast.

  12. Deanna Segrave-Daly April 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Ahhhh – I love French toast made with Challah bread and you have taken this one to another level! Wild blueberries are a new favorite of mine and the lemon mint cream is the icing on the cake (or I guess the French toast bake :)

  13. Lindsay April 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    This looks fantastic for Easter. Tasty and beautiful. I love lemon too!

  14. Jennifer O April 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    That sounds so tasty! What a fun spring/Easter recipe to share – thank you!

  15. Lauryn April 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Oh Trina, this looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try this one Sunday morning. Pinning it stat:)

  16. Natalie April 15, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    This looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to make it.

  17. Kelly {the Centsible Life} April 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    I bet I could easily make a gluten free version. Looks delicious!

  18. Heather M April 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    This looks amazing. Great idea. I can’t wait to make it sometime.

  19. Larisha April 24, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Wow This looks incredible!

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